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Online Retailer Imagines Rose of Versailles Characters in Modern Clothing

posted on by Eric Stimson
Part of store's 30th anniversary celebrations

The Rose of Versailles enchanted readers in the 1970s with its lavish 18th-century aristocratic French fashions. If you've ever wondered what those characters would look like outfitted in more modern fashions, the Japanese branch of the German fashion and lifestyle online retailer Otto is here to help. As its 30th anniversary celebration, it's depicting three of The Rose of Versailles's most important women — Oscar, Marie Antoinette, and Rosalie (a poor Parisienne whose path crosses Oscar's) — in trendy outfits. Its first installment shows the three as if they're at a summer resort.

Oscar is "slim and gorgeous" and naturally looks best in pants.

Marie is "light and fit for a picture" and looks better in a dress.

Rosalie is "adult-cute" and also suits a dress well.

The clothing is part of the "Versaille Collection" and each piece is also for sale.

Two more installments will come. In the meantime, Otto's Japanese Facebook page will carry lots of Rose of Versailles content: memorable quotes, weird facial expressions, a glossary of minor characters, and more. For example, this week's quote is "Freedom is not just a matter of the heart!! It extends to each finger, each hair, of every human. We should all be equal and free under the eyes of God." Of course, Otto suggests expressing your freedom through fashion. Prizes will also be announced eventually.

"I have coordinated my outfits until that day!" "I beg of you! Please tell me, Lady Antoinette!!"

The Rose of Versailles is slated for publication in English in omnibus volumes this year. It also received a Valentine's Day promotion this year at a Shibuya shopping center.

Sources: Comic Natalie and Otto

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