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 …

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