Head Spinning

Decapitated in 1793, France's last Queen, Marie-Antoinette, seems a surprising muse for the modern nation. But Sofia Coppola's new biopic of the doomed monarch, now drawing crowds in French cinemas, is only one sign of burgeoning Marie mania. Michèle Lorin, founding president of the Queen's fan club, is thrilled by the new themed products on sale. "I'll admit I'm a publicity whore when it comes to the Queen," she says.

Sweet Nostalgia
Marie-Antoinette never suggested that the poor should "eat cake," but that hasn't stopped confectioner Ladurée from creating a Marie-Antoinette collection of its...

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