Coiffure à la Titus, ca. 1794


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Jeune Fille en Buste by Baron Pierre-Narcisse Guerin

Girl with Coiffure à la Titus by Baron Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, ca. 1794

Young lady sporting a coiffure à la Titus, a short cut that was meant to imitate the haircut given to those about to be executed during the Reign of Terror in France. These hairstyles were often seen at bals des victims, parties for those whose close relatives had been guillotined during the French Revolution.

source: Deepblue, Gandalf’s Gallery, Versailles Gossip

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