There is a paradox.
You cannot simply display yourself too brazenly, yet you must also get yourself noticed.
In the court of Louis XIV, whoever the king decided to look at rose instantly in the court hierarchy. You stand no chance of rising if the ruler does not notice you in the swamp of courtiers.
This task requires much art. It is oftern intially a matter of being seen, in the literal sense.
Pay attention to your physical appearance, then, and find a way to create a distinctive - a subtly distinctive - style and image.