Costume designer for her brand, Madame Augustine , Paloma Bernot, whose workshop is located in Loches, had taken a few days off to visit the Castle of Versailles. A visit soon interrupted, and for good reason, her dress did not seem to comply with the rules in force.
“It was a little girl’s dream”
“I was told that the costumes, the costumes were prohibited in the palace of Versailles,” explains the young woman, contacted by The New Republic. “I replied that this was not a disguise, but my wardrobe”. According to the regulations, visits are prohibited to the people whose outfit and accessories could “undermine the safety of the works or interfere with the proper conduct of the visit, including in periods of attendance support.”
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Left behind at the entrance, that door on a daily basis his creations-inspired belle époque has shared his bad experience on social networks. In his testimony, Paloma Bernot rumored to have lined up three hours in front of the castle, with tickets she had previously purchased.
first stopped by a security guard who she says have this kind of clothes in her wardrobe, it is ultimately a guide which shuts down the doors of the area for the day. Discrimination dress that she denounces first on Facebook (see below), and that his sister subsequently relays on Twitter by questioning the account of Versailles in the hope of obtaining explanations.
The freedom to dress as you wish
that is Shared by two thousand people, the case was quickly concerned about the direction of the Castle. The next day, she apologised for this “error of appreciation” and offers two entry tickets to the costume. A gesture that the latter accepts with enthusiasm. “I am delighted at the happy outcome of this case,” she wrote in a new post published on the page of the brand, in which she also thanked all the people who showed him support.
Paloma Bernot defends “since always” the individual’s freedom to “dress as he wishes”. “The women are sufficiently battered to wear what they want” condemns it with the Parisian.
This is not the first time that a tourist site in the Ile-de-France has created controversy due to the holding of its visitors. Last November, a influenceuse australian was denied entrance to the Louvre museum for an outfit deemed indecent. Unlike the palace of Versailles, no press had come to explain the decision of the Louvre in spite of the accusations of slutshaming on the part of its staff.