Category Archives: Hairstyle

Coiffures historiques. Hairstyle – fashioning. Representations, “The Art of Hair”.

Coiffure à l’échelle. Caricature of the 18th century.

Coiffure à l'échelle. Rococo fashion. Rococo hairstyle.

Coiffure à l’échelle. Caricature du XVIII siècle.

Coiffure à l’échelle.

Measuring the hairstyle. Caricature of the 18th century.

Coiffure à l’échelle. Caricature du XVIII siècle. D’après une gravure du temps. Gravure extraite de l’ouvrage de H . Gourdon de Genouillac.
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Medieval female hats and hairstyles.

Medieval female hats and hairstyles. 15th and 16th centuries clothing. Burgundy, Gothic fashion era

Female hats and hairstyles of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Medieval female hats and hairstyles of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Modes de coiffures de femmes aux XVe et XVIe siècles.

From thé book: Paris à travers les siècles. Histoire nationale de Paris et des Parisiens depuis la fondation de Lutèce jusqu’à nos jours, by Nicolas Jules Henri Gourdon de Genouillac. Published 1879. Free eBook. Continue reading

18th century headdresses and gowns.

18th century headdresses and gowns in France.

Chapeau Bateau Renverse en 1787. Chapeau Bonnette en 1787.

French 18th century headdresses.

Associated to:

  1. Fashion in the reign of Louis XVI 1774 to 1780.
  2. Fashion and costume in the eighteenth century
  3. Fashion history under the Reign of Louis XIV 1643 to 1715
  4. Fashion under Louis XIV. 1643 to 1715 (Gallery)
  5. Fashion under Louis XV from 1715 to 1774. (Gallery)
  6. Fashion in Paris and London 1780 to 1788.

Marie Mancini mistress of the French King Louis XIV.

Marie Mancini. Baroque era mistress. French King Louis XIV.

Marie Mancini

Marie Mancini mistress of the French King Louis XIV.

Marie Mancini (1639 -1715) was one of the Mazarinettes and mistress of the French King Louis XIV. Mary was the daughter of Michele Barone di Lorenzo Mancini, Geronima Mazarini and thus niece of Cardinal Mazarin Jules. When she was brought by her uncle from Italy to France, she first spent two years in the monastery. 1655 she went to the French court in the Louvre. She became the first love of Louis XIV., and had great influence on the young king. Marie and Louis thought of marriage, but Mazarin and the queen mother were still on the other hand. It has been said Louis prayed on his knees. 1661 married Marie the Great Constable of Naples, Lorenzo Onofrio Prince Colonna (1637-1689). In Rome, she introduced an unknown liberty for women. But the marriage was soon unhappy. 1672 she fled from him along with her sister Hortensia to France. From then on she wandered through half of Europe and lived in various monasteries. After the death of Colonna 1689 she moved again to Italy.

Marie Mancini died the same year as her childhood sweetheart, Louis XIV.

Associated to:

  1. French fashion under the Reign of Louis XIV.
  2. Louis XIV. The History of Female French Costume.
  3. The Corset and the Crinolin: A Book of Modes and Costumes.
  4. English style in the Reign of Louis XIV

Ancient Egypt hairstyles from various periods.

Ancient Egypt hairstyles from various periods.

Hairstyles from various periods

Ancient Egypt hairstyles from various periods.

Sculpture: Types & portraits (senior officials from various periods).

Sculpture: Types & portraits (hauts-fonctionnaires de diverses époques).
From the book: Histoire de l’art égyptien: d’après les monuments; depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu’à la domination romaine by Prisse D’Avennes and Achille Constant Théodore Émile, 1878.

Read more: Ancient Egyptian costume history.