Design Your Own 18th Century Wig
The Victoria & Albert Museum recently launched their Design a Wig page that allows for your inner Marie Antoinette or Amadeus to get their regal on. It allows for the individual curation of an 18th century hairpiece that lets “you create and share your own hair-raising designs.” Part-social media activation, part-art history tour de force, the wig tool allowing us to expand on the drama and glory of personal style from a historically period.
The site coincides with the recent re-opening of the V&A’s Europe 1600 – 1815 galleries. In Europe 1600-1815 over 1100 objects from the V&A’s collections of 17th- and 18th-century European art and design are displayed in a suite of seven galleries. The collection comprises some of the most magnificent works held by the V&A, including spectacular examples of textiles and fashion, painting and sculpture, ceramics and glass, furniture and metalwork, prints and books. Many objects were made in Europe by its finest artists and craftsmen for the period’s most discerning leaders of taste such as Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, Catherine the Great and Napoleon.
In the late 18th century, women's hair styles went crazy! Create and share your own hair-raising design. Visit the V&A Museum's Design a Wig here.