The image you see on the side of post He defined an era.
In the summer of 1775 Queen of France Maria Antonietta He appeared at a court ball with combing nothing short of extravagant with which you see depicted in the drawing; the sovereign, in that period of extravagance vein, he had himself on the head, well placed among the thick hair ash blonde, a veliero similar in all respects (except for size, Fortunately!) what he had achieved glorious victories against the English fleet in the seas of the distant America.
As mentioned, combing, this "Poof to beautiful hen”, made history.
In fact it was just a bizarre fad, But that was a huge hit with the ladies, and not because they did not realize a certain absurdity of these hairstyles (among other things uncomfortable for even the most mundane daily actions, such as climbing and traveling in a carriage or cross the threshold of a door), but rather, popular for this very reason.
in conclusion, harmless nonsense that ladies allowed themselves to pure whim and for a relatively short time (Photo gives: notizie.it).