Would Marie Antoinette be comfortable in modern day-to-day situations? I’m a French, Montreal-based photographer, and when my friend Marie-Astrid Berry approached me with her idea to create an anachronistic series mixing day-to-day situations with an 18th-century character, I was immediately drawn to the project.

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In one chilly afternoon, we went from her place to the grocery store, the metro station, the fast food restaurant, etc. creating new situations for our Marie-Antoinette, taking spontaneous advantage of our environment (the car at the gas station belonged to a total stranger who was too intrigued and amused by the situation not to let us use it for the shoot).

We made this series because we wanted to amuse people and to put our way of life in perspective using an outfit that relates to an era we know only from books and paintings. Enjoy!

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