What makes a fashion icon? Nobody can be sure, but when you're born and reared to be a plaything for the king of France, you're sure to have an epic sense of style!
In the 18th century the educated and highly intelligent Madame de Pompadour, known mistress of King Louis XV, became one of the most powerful women in France.
Her interest in Art and prized gems is reflected in her exquisite, overly-decorated gowns.
Ohhh why can't we dress like this today?
I'm absolutely in love with the second dress down, the bows and intricate details just blow me away!