|Empress Josephine by Robert Lefevre, ca. 1805 [source]|
"Hints on Wearing of Jewels"
(originally appeared in the New York Times, 30 Nov 1913)
The Empress Joséphine  was noted as a well-dressed woman. It is said that she had the same allowance that Napoleon's second wife, Marie Louise , later had, and that both of these royal ladies patronized the same dressmaker. But Joséphine always looked better dressed than Marie Louise.
|Empress Josephine by Antoine-Jean Gros, ca. 1808 [source]|