Léonard Autié: Hair, Grandeur and Revolution, Pt. 2


The cover portrait of "Souvenirs de Léonard," circa 1905. Public domain
The cover portrait of "Souvenirs de Léonard," circa 1905. Public domain

As Louis XVI's time as king was less and less stable in the face of the French Revolution, Léonard stepped away from the royal family and into his own business ventures. But his loyalty to the crown would forever tie his fate to that of the nobility.

Holly's Research:

  • Bashor, Will. “Marie-Antoinette’s Head.” Rowan and Littlefield 2013.
  • Léonard, i.e. Léonard Autié.” Recollections of Léonard, hairdresser to Queen Marie-Antoinette.” London, Greening and Co., Ltd. 1912. https://archive.org/details/recollectionsofl00lorich

Topics in this Podcast: french revolution, Rose Bertin, Versailles, French history, biographies, hair, fashion history, Marie Antoinette, Leonard Autie