Fabulous Poufs illustrations

Under the reign of Louis XVI , the requirements of the Pouf hairstyle reached the height of extravagance. So named because of the “ confusion of objects ‘ that brings the Pouf is a horsehair mixed with gauze and false lashes , and on this spongy foundation we see arise the strangest scaffolding and risky combinations…
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Poufs aux sentiments “ or “Sentimental Pouf” was made with the objects of a lady’s preference, the portrait of his daughter, his mother, the image of his canary, her dog... All this topped with hair from her father or a dear friend.
— Les mots de la mode" by Catherine Join-Dièterle.
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