Madame Dubarry (Gladys George) is about to crack open a soft-boiled egg when King Louis XV (John Barrymore) reminds her that only he can do that sort of thing with his own incomparable elegance. Scene from the 1938 MGM film, "Marie Antoinette".
The eighteenth century monied male was often a peacock, eager to display his taste and wealth, and fond of lavishly decorated or patterned fabrics, and bright striking colours. The usual outfit remained the three piece suit of coat, waistcoat and breeches
Women in history as portrayed in recent films: Anne Boleyn-The Other Boleyn Girl, Natalie Portman. Elizabeth I-Elizabeth: The Golden Age Marie Antoinette-Marie Antoinette Queen Victoria-Young Victoria, Emily Blunt.