Contributor biographical information for The essence of style : how the French invented high fashion, fine food, chic cafes, style, sophistication, and glamour / Joan DeJean.


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Joan DeJean, author of seven previous books on French literature, history, and culture during the reign of Louis XIV, is Trustee Professor of French at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has taught for the past fifteen years. She has also held positions at both Princeton and Yale. Bicultural, she shuttles regularly between her homes in Philadelphia and Paris, with her finger on the pulse of both venues.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
France -- Social life and customs -- 17th century.
Louis -- XIV, -- King of France, -- 1638-1715 -- Influence.
Fashion -- France -- History -- 17th century.
Cookery, French -- History -- 17th century.