Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Illustrations: Charles Dana Gibson

Illustrations: Charles Dana Gibson

With MoMA’s Toulouse Lautrec exhibition (July 26-March 1, 2015) everything Belle Epoque will inspire fashion – and hair.  It’s one step from Lautrec’s Paris during the era to the American hair of the era, which was piled deliciously on top of the head. Watch this updo trend.  The hair in these illustrations by American artist, Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944) tell the story. These are his Gibson Girls.  The man is a café artist in Paris.  “The Gibson Girl and Her America” is a book worth checking out, available on Amazon, click

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