Marie Antoinette - the Queen of France and Navarre of 1774-1792. Marie Antoinette was known for her great love of fabric. At the 18th century, Recoco fashions was established by the Louis XV’s mistress Madame Pompadour. She adored pastel colors and the light, happy style which came to be known as Rococo, and subsequently light stripe and floral patterns became popular. Towards the end of the period, Marie Antoinette became the leader of French fashion, as did her dressmaker Rose Bertin. Extreme extravagance was her trademark, which ended up majorly fanning the flames of the French Revolution.