AKA Full-Bottomed Wigs, You Make the Rocking World Go ‘Round! Who doesn’t love some hot boys in wigs? (Okay, weird people) And yes, most men’s wig styles are great. But for me, there’s something about alllll that hair in a full-bottomed wig — the style worn in the late 17th century and early 18th century. Maybe it’s a holdover from my hair metal days as a teen (true story). But those long long curls? With the pointy, curly bits on top? YASSSSS PLEASE!!
FYI: why were these wigs called “full-bottomed” in England? I don’t know! I assume it’s to do with the length and substance of them. I can tell you they were also called “in-folio” in England, and in France they were perruques (wigs) “à large fond,” “à long suite,” or “Binette“; if you want to know more, you can check out the book I wrote on 18th century wigs and hairstyles.
In the meantime, I present to you:
Normally Gerard Depardieu annoys me (see forthcoming rant this Snark Week), but slap some makeup on him and put him in a pretty wig in Tous les matins du monde (1991) and he actually kind of works for me!
I mean, look at those pretty curls on top! And the bow!