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A Brief History of The Pompadour

The pompadour is a hairstyle named for Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764), “official” mistress of King Louis XV. After its initial popularity among fashionable women in the 18th century, the style was revived as part of the Gibson Girl look (`satirical pen-and-ink illustrations by an illustrator of the same name) in the 1890s  and continued to be in vogue until World War I. The style was in … Continue reading