Category Archives: Hair at Versailles

Marie-Antoinette For Mass Consumption

In the late XVIII century it could take you eight hours to travel from Versailles to Paris. To Marie-Antoinette belongs the record of thirty-five minutes, sparing no horse or carriage. During one of those night rides the carriage did break … Continue reading

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Hairdo Fontanges

This famous hairdo, it reigned the world of women’s fashion for some thirty years, began with a hunting accident: Duchess Fontanges had a tree branch completely destroy her hair. The young woman promptly put it up in an improvised bundle of lace and hairpins. The king … Continue reading

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Marie-Antoinette With and Without Make-up

One of the positive influences of the last Queen of Versailles on the world of fashion was a gradual simplification of the beauty products. Her major innovation was the use of simple lemon water and no make-up whatsoever. This idea did not come … Continue reading

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It’s As Big As the Small World.

By the way, if you wonder about the bed sizes, know that this is not the Small World; simply at Versailles they were sleeping in a sitting position. The hairdo had cost those poor women a fortune, and to keep it all intact, they had to … Continue reading

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Versailles Big Hairdo

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 … Continue reading

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