When it comes to big hair, no one had big hair like in the High Baroque era, and there was big hair in the paintings of the 17th-century artist Jakob Ferdinand Vogt. Bigger was better.
A new exhibition celebrating the relationship between art, fashion and hair is now opening on April 5th at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
Des Cheveux et des poils (hair to hair) It features the art of hairstyles and how they have played a role in society over the centuries. With over 600 artworks on display from the 15th century to the present day, hair has always been a means of self-expression in fashion. From Andy Warhol’s wigs to old combs, follow the long history of hair.
Learn about the work of Marie Antoinette’s hairdresser Léonard Autier and award-winning Spanish hairdresser Alexis Ferrer. French palace (bottom).
There are also extravagant hairpieces by contemporary designers such as Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela and Josephus Timister, and highlights from studio hairdressers such as the Carita sisters, Monsieur Antoine and Alexandre de Paris.
According to the museum’s press release, several important hairstyles will be featured, including a 1770 hairstyle called a pouf, a 19th-century hairstyle inspired by ancient Greece, and a pompadour hairstyle.
It also covers the development of beards in fashion and what it means in society. From the 16th-century beard, which symbolizes courage, to the wigs worn by 18th-century courtiers, we also cover the rise of the 19th-century mustache and sideburns. Old combs, brushes and curling irons will also be on display.
The press release mentions pop culture moments like 1972 that defined hair. cosmopolitan magazine A photo shoot in which Burt Reynolds poses naked (with plenty of body hair) and one of Andy Warhol’s blonde wigs he wore in the photo shoot. It has been
This exhibition is a tribute to the barbers, hair stylists and wig makers who have tirelessly built the hair industry over decades and centuries. Don’t miss it.
Des Cheveux et des poils (Hair & Hairs) until September 17, 2023 Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris.