The Palace of Versailles and the brand Kilometre Paris have joined forces to pay tribute to the Queen's Hamlet with a large hand-made silk scarf, available for order from 24 February to 16 October 2020. Profits from the sale of this scarf will help support the restoration of the Palace and its Estate.

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A creative partnership

To encourage young French creation, the Palace of Versailles has joined up with Kilometre Paris and its original philosophy to create an exclusive hand-made silk scarf. For the Palace, the brand has taken inspiration from the Queen’s Hamlet. Profits from the sale of this scarf will help support the restoration of the Palace and its Estate.


Paying tribute to the queen's hamlet

This new collaboration, in which the art of embroidery and historical heritage are thriving, celebrates the Queen's Hamlet, Marie-Antoinette's country retreat. Touched by the history and intimacy of this secret world, Alexandra Senes, founder of Kilometre Paris, wanted to pay tribute to the imagination and fantasies of Marie-Antoinette by dedicating a large silk scarf to her memory that is elegant, unique and ornamented with motifs inspired by the architecture and topography of the location. The design includes the Marlborough Tower sitting on the rocks, its shape unmistakeably evocative of a lighthouse with its wrought-iron staircase, the Queen's boudoir, the surrounding thatched cottages and the silhouette of a coach racing at full speed along the walks in the royal park.

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Since it was founded, Kilometre Paris has been celebrating magical, off-the-beaten-track locations by embroidering their GPS coordinates onto unique items. In 2020, a special focus is being given to Marie-Antoinette’s country retreat at 48° 49’ 9’’ N 2° 6’ 46’’ E, The Queen's Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, France. Hand embroidered, these coordinates indicate the exact location of the Marlborough Tower.

The 130x130 silk square can be worn as you choose: around the neck, around the waist, as a lavallière, bustier or dress, tied around the head or in any other way that comes to mind. Bring out the Marie-Antoinette in you!

The scarf will soon be presented at the palace of Versailles in the Librairie des Princes book and gift store and in the Grand Trianon boutique.

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