Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset

Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset

Theme 2: The Designer and the Merchant: Names, Reputations and the Language of Innovation

Post-doc researcher, Victoria and Albert Museum

Email: c.thepautcabasset@vam.ac.uk

Website: http://www.vam.ac.uk/about_va/whoswho/collections/dept_furniture/index.html

Research interests:

History and art history in Europe in the early modern time. Court studies and Diplomacy: studies on royal Gifts. Royal Wardrobes and Jewels. Merchants and fashion history in the 17th-18th century: the agents of fashion creation and dissemination: Circulation, reputation and dissemination of fashion: study of the international network of fashion; Shopping in Paris and London.

Research Profile:

B.A. in history of Art, M.A. with Honours first class in Modern history and history of international relations, University of Paris 4-Sorbonne. Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset has graduated at the École Pratique des Hautes Etudes (fourth section). She is currently working on the life of European courts in the early modern period and more precisely on international and diplomatic relations with a focus on royal and princely wardrobes and jewels. As a research associate at the Château de Versailles since 1998, she has collaborated on recent international conferences on the history of costume and has contributed to catalogues at the latest major exhibitions of the châteaux de Versailles and Trianon in 2009: Fastes de cour et cérémonies royales. Le costume de cour en Europe 1650-1800 ; and Louis XIV, l’homme & le roi ; and Topkapi à Versailles, Trésors de la cour ottomane, in 1999.
For the HERA Project, Corinne is working on the language of fashion, through the press of the time, the commercial archives and the fashion plates, setting up a Glossary of words used by fashion and textile designers and merchants in Paris and London in the 17th-18th century (this work will cross the themes 3 and 4). She will also study the dissemination of fashion through the international trade and politic network of diplomatic agents (cf. them 1).
Corinne is a member of Diplomatie & Paix (Research project at University of Paris-Sorbonne), CRLV (Research Centre for Travel Literature. University of Paris-Sorbonne), the Society for Court Studies, AFET (Association Française d’Etude des Textiles) and Icom costume (International Council of Museums).

Selected Publications:

L’Esprit des modes au Grand Siècle, CTHS, Paris, 2010.
Le Sérail des empereurs turcs ou ottomans, CTHS, Paris, 2007.
“Maria Luisa de Orleans, reina de España: 1679-1689”, in Vestir a la Española, Madrid (forthcoming 2011).
“A princely wardrobe and the Internationl network of fashion: a case study from Bavaria in the 1680′s”, in Isabelle Paresys et Natacha Coquery (éd.), Se vêtir à la cour en Europe (1400-1815), Villeneuve d’Ascq, IRHiS & Centre de recherche du château de Versailles, April 2011.
“Le service de la Garde Robe, une création de Louis XIV”, in Fastes de cour et cérémonies royales. Le costume de cour en Europe 1650-1800, Paris, RMN, 2009, p. 28-33.
“La boîte à portrait de diamants ou le médaillon du roi: le cadeau d’une image royale”, in Louis XIV. L’homme & le Roi, Paris, Flammarion, 2009, p. 360-362.
“Présents du roi: An archive at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris”, in Decorative Arts, The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, New York, vol. XV, 1, fall-winter 2007, p. 4-18.
“Une épée de diamants offerte en 1673 par Louis XIV à Johan Georg, fils de l’électeur Johann Georg II de Saxe”, in Jahrbuch der StaatlichenKunstsammlungen Dresden, 2007 (2004), Band 31, p. 75-82.
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