Let Them Eat Cupcakes!

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Marie Antoinette never said “Let them eat cake” prior to the French Revolution, according to several sources. Still the myth persists. So we’re betting they won’t be serving exactly that at the parties celebrating the premiere of Marie Antoinette starring Kirsten Dunst. It’ll be trendy cupcakes with lots of creamy frosting instead.

While Marie Antoinette does’t hit the silver screen until Oct. 20, there’s already a rush of products associated with the flick directed by Sofia Coppola. We don’t foresee any McDonald’s soft-drink cups, but there’s a line of movie-related accessories coming from Parisian (where else would be appropriate considering Marie was herself French?) designer Cherry Chau.

Chau’s Marie Antoinette collection includes dramatic headpieces, fur wraps,necklaces, bracelets with lots of velvet, pearls, lace and leather. We’re particularly fascinated with papagenas (bead hair clips with dyed feathers and flexible wire runners, according to the press release). Sounds extreme. If you’re similiarly enchanted, you can check out Chau’s trunk show at Macy’s Water Tower (formerly Marshall Field’s) in Chicago Sept. 21-23 with a personal appearance from Chau herself at the State Street store at her in-house boutique on the 22nd. (Wouldn’t it be cool if Cherry Chau showed up with a chihuahua? We don’t think so. But it makes for nice alliteration.)