Resource: Sacrébleu – now *that’s* what I call expensive lingerie! #napoleon
Somebody got themselves a very expensive gift of French lingerie: Napoleon’s stockings!
The pair, made of ivory-coloured silk and embroidered with the imperial crown and an “N”, was auctioned off for EUR 31’250 (about £ 26’500) by French auctioneers Orsenat in Fontainebleu. A bargain! The stockings are 72.5cm long and the length of the foot is 27cm.
Pretty big feet for his time… well, we better not get into that discussion.