Image of artwork titled "Elisabeth Taylor as Cleopatra" by Karol Radziszewski

Karol Radziszewski, Elisabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, 2023
acrylic on canvas
24 × 20 inches

Antoni Cierplikowski (1909-1976) was hailed as “the king of hairdressers, the hairdresser of kings.” Aside from his spectacular commercial success enjoyed in the interwar period, Antoine, just like his friend Coco Chanel, made an enormous contribution to the revolution of mores taking place at the time. It was him who created the “á la garconee” hairstyle, and it was him whose eccentric behavior, masquerades and open homosexuality transgressed social norms.



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