Wednesday, August 09, 2006

fashion update

No nipples this time, but this from Richard B. Schwartz's Daily Life in Johnson's London:
In a period when the bizarre was often commonplace, one of the more striking fashions was the post-Revolution, 1790s technique for imitating the aristocrats who had gone to the guillotine. Englishwomen wore thin crimson ribbons around their necks and had their hair tousled, in a style termed la victime coiffeur.