From 1804 the court coat was part of the official dress imposed for receptions at the Court. On the eve of the divorce, Josephine thus possessed thirty-nine large court robes in moire, satin, tulle, crepe or velvet like this one, all embroidered with silk, silver or gold and embellished with a fringe. She was admired for her grace and her way of walking, never letting herself be disturbed by Napoleon’s impatience!
Joséphine, The Empress of Style
July 8, 2021