Poem by Jacques Delille about Rose Bertin

When Bertin makes her hard-earned taste shine


The compliant fabric plays into one hundred ways,

Develops into a shawl, knots into a belt;

From a painting brush, her needle borrows colors,


shines with diamonds, adds touches of flowers,

Into long floating folds, makes the moire undulate

And gives a veil to Love, and a scarf to glory …