Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Recollections of Leonard, Hairdresser to Queen Marie-Antoinette
I am reading the Recollections of Leonard, Hairdresser to Queen Marie-Antoinette, Translated from the French by E. Jules Meras, published by Greening and Co. Ltd., London in 1912. Leonard Autie came to Paris in 1769 his innovations in head-dresses quickly made him the favourite of Queen Marie Antoinette. With his connections to the Queen, Leonard became the "king" of society hairdressers and is credited with Le Pouff. These two little artworks (3x5 in size) are inspired by Leonard's work.