The higher, the better: the incredible hairstyles gallant century
• The higher, the better: the incredible hairstyles gallant century
In the era of the gallant century fashion for toilets and hairstyles aristocrats changed every decade. If in the 1730s the hair combed to the top and hung down her curls, then in 1770-m ladies wore on his head an incredible design height. In Russia, these creations had a very funny name: "Cornucopia", "Shishak Minervin" "In Dragoon".
Despite the fact that many women complained about the inconvenience associated with the manufacture and wearing high hairstyles, fashion dictate their own rules. To create hairstyles spent several hours. Women set on the head frame, combed her hair up and smeared with fat, so as not disintegrated. To decorate use anything from jewelry and to ostrich feathers. Finally the lady plant in a special closet where her head fell off the top meal or a special powder.
By the way, the color powder are very different. Each color had its name: the color "goose droppings," "Paris mud," "flea abdomen", "color thigh frightened nymph." Hairstyle was done thoroughly, for a long period of time. Many of the plant lice, and some, and mouse.
It often happens that after much painful duties to the ball, the lady could not enter the room, t. To. Ceilings in it were too low. A case where a certain woman of fashion has come to the ball with as high a hairstyle that she was hooked on the chandelier candles hair, hairstyle broke out, and there was a fire.
So much so that in 1782 Empress Catherine II issued a decree that regulated the height of the women's hairstyles "On-dress ladies with the arrival to the court." The ladies were not allowed to be worn on the head hairstyle higher than two inches above the forehead. If the Empress noticed that some ladies styling was higher than hers, "hussy" pack off from the hall.
The Queen of France Marie Antoinette hairdo decorated ship.