Through more than 600 works, from the 15th century to the present day, the exhibition explores the themes inherent in the history of hairdressing, as well as issues related to facial and body hair.
The professions of yesterday and today are highlighted through their emblematic figures: Léonard Autier (Marie-Antoinette's favourite hairdresser), Monsieur Antoine, the Carita sisters, Alexandre de Paris and, more recently, the studio hairdressers.
This very interesting project shows how hairstyling and the arrangement of human hair have been involved for centuries in the construction of appearances, an essential element of self-staging!
The exhibition shows us how hair conveys a message, a conviction, a protest, and can carry a multitude of meanings, such as femininity, virility or even negligence!
Museum of Decorative Arts
107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Les Arts Décoratifs - Official website (madparis.fr)
Metro: Palais Royal, Musée du Louvre