Category Archives: Leonard Autier

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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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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