Image of artwork titled "Antoine de Paris" by Karol Radziszewski

Karol Radziszewski, Antoine de Paris, 2022
acrylic on canvas
40 × 31 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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