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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