V85: Elizabethan Pouf Hairstyles

Ha! Those Georgians thought they were being so clever and original with their pouf hairstyles, but they were just copying the late Elizabethans and early Jacobeans.  Just goes to show that fashion goes ’round and ’round.  Nothing is new!

I’m off to purchase more yardage for a new Elizabethan doublet I’ve been putting off for ages.  Another thing that “goes to show:” always buy, like, ten times more trim for an Elizabethan than you think you’ll need.

Portrait of Diane d’Andouins, Countess of Guiche. Mistress of French King Henry IV from 1583 to about 1590
Catherine Henriette de Balzac d’Entragues, Marquise de Verneuil (1579–1633)

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