The Marie Antoinette diamonds The original earrings were owned by Marie Antoinette, the queen of France; guillootined in 1793 during the French Revolution.Aaid to be a gift from her husband, King Louis XVI. According to one legend, she had them with her when she was arrested fleeing the French Revolution in 1791. Grand Duchess Tatiana Yousupoff of Russia later acquired the earrings. They stayed within her family until 1928.
Marie Antoinette Gets a Royal Makeover at the Chateau Versailles
❦ Joana Vasconcelos - Lilicoptère at the Chateau de Versailles, 2012 Photo: Kisa Lala The Château de Versailles was aflame with the fanfare Marie Antoinette would have expected had she arrived there in a chopper festooned with pink ostrich feathers, throwing cake-crumbs out the window. That's the way artist Joana Vasconcelos envisioned her entrance in her homage to the rock-star princess at the Sun King's former residence.