Let them eat cake? I think not – at least not in this case. There are some “wows” that deserve sharing, no matter how relaxed their connection to historical sewing and fashion.
PS – There is no evidence that Marie Antoinette ever said that starving peasants should “eat cake” if they had no bread. In fact, the story of a fatuous noblewoman who said “Let them eat cake!” appears in the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Confessions, which was written around 1766 (when Marie Antoinette was just 11 years old). [www.historychannel.com]