Portrait of Madame de Pompadour
Becoming the king's woman had represented Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson's greatest aspiration, not so hidden, from an early age, also thanks to her mother who had always encouraged her to do so by leveraging her daughter's natural ambition and her undoubted intellectual and physical qualities.
Once she became an adult, after having engaged in the best studies, having learned good manners and having married, for convenience, the right man, there was only one thing left to do to the beautiful and crafty Reinette, she, like her, was affectionately called by family and close friends:to meet the sovereign "casually" and dazzle him with her own graces.
Obviously, the first meetings between the two future lovers had nothing accidental, as Jeanne-Antoinette studied the situation in detail and only when she felt sure of her did she decide to implement the "plan of hooking. ”
So it was that one day, while he was engaged in one of the usual hunting expeditions that fascinated him so much, Louis XV he ran into a charming girl all dressed in pink driving an elegant blue buggy; a clothing in stark contrast to the means of transport, Poisson had cleverly thought, she would have been more in her eye and the mayor of France could not help but notice her, and so she went.
Always incorrigible womanizer, Louis XV was practically struck by that unexpected and kind presence, who at the second "casual" encounter showed up dressed in blue on a pink gig; it did not take long to pass from such fleeting apparitions to the first approaches, to the sudden blossoming of an intense but not always easy relationship, both because Reinette she was a simple bourgeois, both because the title which the young woman had always coveted, that of maitresse du roi she (the king's lover), she did not arouse great sympathy either at court or among the people.