Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Podcast Episode 4: What Did Napoleon Wear? featuring Mark Schneider

Mark as Napoleon (death stare optional)... (Photo by Luc Morel)
Hello All!

This week's episode of Fashion History with American Duchess is all about the big guy himself - Napoleon! While Abby was in Virginia in April, she sat down with Mark Schneider, one of the premiere living historians who portrays Napoleon all over the world.




Here is the real Napoleon for comparison:

The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries, by Jacques-Louis David, 1812, National Gallery of Art DC
As you can see, the resemblance is strong, just one of the reasons why it's such a treat to watch Mark become Napoleon. Below you will find more images of Mark, Napoleon, and artifacts linked to Napoleon (that we talk about in the podcast) as well as links to the different events around the world that Mark will be attending as Napoleon.

Mark as Napoleon at Malmaison (Photo by Joeri de Rocker)

General Napoleon Bonaparte during the Battle of Arcole in 1796, by Antoine-Jean Gros, 1801, via Waterloo200
Mark as Napoleon filming for a documentary about Napoleon's time in Northern Italy. (Photo by Michaela Wecker)
Photo of Napoleon's Hat and Greatcoat from Fontainbleau (via)

Mark in his hat and greatcoat at the reenactment of the Battle of Austerlitz in 2015 (Photo by Michaela Wecker)

Legion of Honor Medal (via)

Mark will be portraying Napoleon at these events this year:

Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove in Louisville, Kentucky. (We'll be there, too!)

3rd Imperial Jubilee at Malmaison France

Austerlitz in Czech Republic
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11 comments:

  1. I had dinner with Mark and Natalie Garbett a couple years ago in Colonial Williamsburg during a costume dinner. He was very likeable but also VERY intense. It was a joy to see him in character the next day riding his horse around CW.
    Val

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    1. Hi Val! I remember that dinner! I was there too!! :D

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  2. Really interesting interview. Thank you.

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    1. yay! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  3. That was fascinating to listen to. I am really enjoying your podcast.

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    1. Awesome! I'm so happy to get feedback on this!

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  4. I ADORE your 18th century Antoinette mules but I noticed that they were discontinued a little while back:( I was wondering if you would ever sell them again, even just for a limited time? I know I would stanch a pair 1, 2, 3! Love your blog and everything you do!

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    1. Hi Quinn! Unfortunately, we currently don't have any plans to restock the Antoinette mules....Sorry! :( :(

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  5. I once had my hands in Napoleon's pockets ... (The exhibit "The Age of Napoleon" a long, long time ago ....)

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    1. Nice! What museum held the exhibition?

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