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A Most Beguiling Accomplishment: Galerie des Modes, 9e Cahier, 1ere Figure

Galerie des Modes, Cahier, Figure Little Mistress in a soft Lilac Gown trimmed with gauze, in the promenade of the Royal Palace.

Hair on the rise- just what was going on in France and Britain 18th century...

Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century

'A hint to ladies to take care of their heads': century . the urban legend of the day that high hair would lead to overturned lamps and immolation

Pouf Hair Dressers aka prom hair! @Beth J J Nativ Hoffman

In the Century, fashion called for women to expand themselves vertically and horizontally. Robes were widened with panniers and hair was elevated with pads.

A Polar Bear's Tale

* Fantastic Hairdress with Fruit and Vegetable Motif - Watercolor on canvas laid down on board Anonymous, French, century

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A fashion illustration from Gazette des atours de Marie Antoinette. The famous wig with the ship on top.

French and English Ladies Hats, 1780's  This is from a wonderful book on the history of Millinery book. The drawings were made by researching original paintings

3 Baroque Hairstyles from 1700 to 1790 featuring different styles of hats. The cavalier styled hats became somewhat of a fashionable staple.

Une caricature de la société d'Ancien Régime.

Philo-ECS-Saint-Exupéry: société dancien régime et nation nouvelle

France, 18th century wig with ship

The Private Realm of Marie Antoinette is my favorite of the "picture books," as it is illustrated in luscious detail. The pic on the left shows one of the extraordinary constructions Marie and the ladies of her court were fond of wearing.