When Fressange was selected as Marianne -the Kaiser Karl spouted :”I don’t want to dress a monument, it is so vulgar!” A falling out ensued, Ines-ever the patriot chose Marianne over Chanel and lost her contract, but not her head.
The ever glamourous Marianne represents the "Triumph of the Republic."
But who is Marianne? By the artist Daumier, she was a mother nursing two children,
for the sculptor Rude, Marianne was an angry warrior voicing the Marseillaise on the Arc de Triomphe,
Delacroix's Liberty leads citizens on the barricades.
something about Marianne
"Marianne" is the name of the bust and symbol of the French Republic representing the mother figure of France. The busts are found in all governmental institutions The national emblem of France and an allegory of Liberty and Reason-other famous faces lent to represent Marianne are Brigitte Bardot in 1969. and Mireille Mathieu (1978), Catherine Deneuve (1985).
they did it for France
Bardot,at left above, and below. Denueve, fourth from left above, and at right below. Singer Mireille Mathieu,at far right above.
Model, Laetitia Casta became the face of Marianne in 2005. Not without its own puritanical patriots, one mayor in Neuville-en-Ferrain, France, had the statue replaced – because its breasts were-too big-proving a distraction.
Just after being chosen as Marianne, Casta located to London. French taxes too high?
Évelyne Thomas a French talk show host was chosen as the new Marianne in 2003-with mayors electing a populist choice- Thomas said while she was in favour of liberty and fraternity, she opposed equality, which implied making everyone the same- So much for the Revolution.
Marianne- a married lady. She did it for France.
on this day, 14 July 1789- the storming of the Bastille
Vive la France!