Darlings, you think you’re committed to our Queen, but Helen Hopcroft has you beat. This writer and artist from Australia is spending an entire year dressed as our girl in part to improve her community of Maitland, Australia. As she mentions in ABC Australia this week, she hopes the project will show her community’s creative potential.
She notes that Marie Antoinette has become a symbol of an elite disconnected from its populace. This project is intended to turn that perception on its head, and make the queen’s story about celebrating a community, not being separate from it.
It takes around 2 hours to get herself ready — and she doesn’t have the ladies of court to help — and she says a trip to the bathroom takes a little advance planning. In her skirts and hair, she drives a car, goes to Crossfit, and gets to work.
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/204164722″>MY YEAR AS A FAIRYTALE</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user55485219″>Jessica Coughlan</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>