Almost up to the age of forty, Louis XIV kept beautiful long curls, but then, failing to shave it all off, he opted for a wig. At first it was an additional batch which he combined with his own. But the greater was the hair-loss, the bigger and more elaborate became the wig. Monsieur Binet, the king’s wig-maker, used to say that he needed all the hair in the kingdom to cover His Majesty’s bold patch. Not only because Louis XIV changed his wigs four times a day, but once the king had put one on, every courtier had to follow suit; and once the French Court has adopted the fashion, it became a pan-European affair. This is no longer a one vain person private business! There is a new market! How does it work in economic theory: those who have too much sell the excess to those who don’t have enough? Or is it more like a few poor guys have to shave themselves so that one rich dude could have a big Versailles hairdo? The reality was quite brutal. They even shaved corpses.
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