With regards to massive hair, no one did it fairly just like the Excessive Baroque interval—massive hairdos have been within the work of seventeenth century artist, Jacob Ferdinand Voet (pictured above). It was principally, the larger, the higher.
Now, a brand new exhibition opening at The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris celebrates the connection between artwork, vogue and hair opening on April 5.
Des Cheveux et des poils (Hair & Hairs) options the artwork of the coiffure, and the way it has performed a job in society for hundreds of years. Over 600 artworks shall be on view from the fifteenth century to current day, exhibiting how hair has at all times been a automobile of self-expression in vogue. From Andy Warhol’s wigs to outdated combs, it is a stroll by the lengthy historical past of hair.
Anticipate to find out about Léonard Autier, a hairdresser of Marie-Antoinette, in addition to works by award-winning Spanish hairdresser, Alexis Ferrer, who developed a hair printing approach for his assortment, La Favorite, which is impressed by the 18th century gardens of French palaces (beneath).
There will even be extravagant hair items as vogue from modern designers like Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela, and Josephus Thimister, in addition to a spotlight on studio hairdressers just like the Carita sisters, Monsieur Antoine, and Alexandre de Paris.
In keeping with the museum’s press launch, just a few key hairstyles shall be featured, just like the 1770 coiffure of the second known as the Poufs, the nineteenth century seems impressed by historical Greece, and the Pompadour coiffure.
It additionally covers the event of facial hair in vogue, and what it meant in society. From sixteenth century beards symbolizing braveness, to 18th century wigs worn by courtiers, it additionally covers the rise of the mustache within the nineteenth century, in addition to sideburns. Previous combs, brushes, and curling irons shall be on view, as properly.
The press launch mentions popular culture moments that outlined hair, just like the 1972 Cosmopolitan journal photograph shoot with Burt Reynolds posing bare (ample in physique hair), in addition to considered one of Andy Warhol’s blonde wigs, which he wore in photograph shoots. These very wigs have been the topic of museum exhibitions and have been known as works of art.
This exhibition shall be a tribute to the barbers, hairstylists and wigmakers which have tirelessly constructed the hair trade over the a long time and centuries. It’s not to be missed.
Des Cheveux et des poils (Hair & Hairs) runs till September 17, 2023 at The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.