The real Rose Bertin was born Marie-Jeanne Bertin in either 1744 or 1747, depending on whom one consults. Her boutique, le Grand Mogul, was located in the fashionable faubourg Sainte-Honore.
Map from Transformations du marché de la mode au 18e siècle
In Marie Antoinette:
Rose is "la Ministere de la Mode," the Minister of Fashion, to Her Majesty, Marie Antoinette. Rose does not believe all the gossip she hears of Her Majesty, and would be shocked beyond measure if she thought for one moment that it was true...
In The Western Trail:
Rose in Dodge
Rose owns and runs The Grand Mogul, a dressmaking establishment and ladies' shop in Dodge City, Kansas, named after the Original Rose's le Grand Mogul in Paris, France.
Books about Marie Antoinette and the 18th Century
The Western Trail - Out of Print