Man with white hair wig (mid '700

Man with white hair wig (mid '700

The corte di Versailles, and to, He ruled the roost in fashion, not matter how outlandish it was, rather, more eccentric was made trend.

The hairstyles always they represented an important part of look, both men and women, passing from one shape, to create the desired mood of the moment, in the space of a morning or so.

One of the less ephemeral fashions in terms of hair, it was rather that of White hair, which he raged without substantial sagging for most of the eighteenth century, transforming the most opulent palace of Europe in a swarm of white heads, they were true or false.

If the wig was an accessory reserved for the male, gives the, until they could,

They are trying to get away with what Mother Nature had reserved for them, but the color does not admit mistakes: banned “classics” blond, castano, brown and red, the only nuance he was admitted, just, the White.

To obtain a blinding hair resorted to a powder scented starch, that was sprinkled in abundance to cover completely the wig or real hair.

Marie Antoinette with white hair, according to the eighteenth-century fashion (from the film Marie Antoinette,2006)

Marie Antoinette with white hair, according to the eighteenth-century fashion (from the film Marie Antoinette,2006)

Come?

The lucky ones possessed of a room used for the purpose, where the dust was sprinkled on top, toward the ceiling, so that it could fall evenly on the head, while those who had no such room, He made do to perform the same procedure on the stairs, entrance of the; while in, They covered her shoulders with a mantelletta and face with a paper funnel.

Obviously all this elaborate operation did not foresee, for completeness, the most obvious, or the cleaning head, that was never washed, to the point that the noble heads of the courtiers of Versailles, of both sexes, The above powder was forced for a long time to live peacefully with dirt, lice and perfumes. (photo: wikipedia.it e capellidifata.it)