Marie Tussaud was arrested and taken to the Bastille for being a royalist supporter. Her head was shaven, before being taken to the guillotine, but was pardoned. She was forced to make death masks - Including Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
"The middle classes, on the other hand, wore the bodies more visibly even when out, though it would have been unthinkable to wear them without sleeves or a covering doublet or coat; wearing bare shirt sleeves marked someone as being from the low classes.
a recreational costume reflective of a lower or middleclass citizen, the outfit is assembled in sections, the sleeves are tied on, the corset bodice overdress was layered over the linen shirt dress and the skirt could be removed