I recently found out through a European online 18th Century costume group called Lumieres that the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) is exhibiting a dress once owned by Marie Antoinette and possibly made by Rose Bertin.
The ensemble is only on display between Oct 11-26 due to conservation concerns, and some of the programming is already over, like a talk by Caroline Weber (author of Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution)
However, the ROM has a webpage about the exhibition of the dress, and a short visual podcast on the process of getting an artifact from vault to gallery.
So, I thought this might be of interest to some people! I’m just annoyed that it’s all happening about a month before I go home to Toronto for Christmas, boo-urns!