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    Between 1768 and 1770, Legros de Rumigny published a five volume work devoted to the art of female hairdressing. In the last years of the 1760’s, woman’s coiffures increased in height and elaboration, and were decorated with ribbons, lace, jewels, artificial flowers, feathers, and small caps. The one hundred engraved plates contained in the complete set of L’Art de la Coeffure anticipate the towering and extravagant hairstyles that characterized the 1770’s. …pg 18

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