Various Hairstyles and headdresses in the 1720s through 1740s.

Hairstyles France 18th century. Marie Antoinette. French rococo fashion.
Hairstyles and headdresses in the 1720s through 1740s.

Hairstyles France 18th century. Various head-dresses from the books of fashion of the time.

À la Junon, en Fichu, à la Greque, à la Douce Raillerie, En Echèlle, à la Dictinction, à la Zephire, Bonnet à l’Argus, à la Janot, en Rouleaux, Dormeuse, Petite Plissade, à la Harpie, à la Belle Poule, à la Reine, Baigneuse, Bonnet à la Candeur, le Bandeau d’Amour, le Parterre Galant, Baigneuse.

By lithographer Firmin Didot in Paris.


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From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.

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