An exhibition opening at The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris on April 5 celebrates the relationship between art, fashion and hair opening.
As reported by Forbes, Des Cheveux et des poils (Hair & Hairs) features the art of the hairstyle, and how it has played a role in society for centuries. Over 600 artworks will be on view from the 15th century to present day, showing how hair has always been a vehicle of self-expression in fashion. From Andy Warhol’s wigs to old combs, it’s a walk through the long history of hair.
Those who attend will learn about Léonard Autier, a hairdresser of Marie-Antoinette, as well as works by award-winning Spanish hairdresser, Alexis Ferrer, who developed a hair printing technique for his collection, La Favorite, which is inspired by the 18th century gardens of French palaces.
There will also be extravagant hair pieces as fashion from contemporary designers like Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela, and Josephus Thimister, as well as a highlight on studio hairdressers like the Carita sisters, Monsieur Antoine, and Alexandre de Paris.
According to the museum’s press release, a few key hairstyles will be featured, like the 1770 hairstyle of the moment called the Poufs, the 19th century looks inspired by ancient Greece, and the Pompadour hairstyle.