Design a Wig

In the 18th century, women´s hairstyles went crazy!

To make these towering creations, hair was built up with padding and hair pieces. Goey pastes made from pig fat kept everything in place. A rich woman could spend all day with the hairdresser creating her style. The hair pieces and sticky styling paste were concealed with scented power. This came in many colours and was usually made from flour. It was applied with big powder puffs.

Create your own Marie Antoinette - inspired pouf, complete withh feathers, ribbons, flowers, powders and four-mast ship, with the new Design a Wig tool, courtesy of London´s Victoria & Albert Museum.