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Blonde Trouble: Women in Wigs in the Wake of Thermidor

Elizabeth Amann (UGent)
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In the months after the death of Robespierre, blond wigs became the fad among Parisian women, a trend repeatedly denounced in the press and in plays. My essay explores the politics of female self-fashioning in this transitional moment by examining a series of comedies about false blondes. Studying the works in relation to one another and to audience reactions, it shows how the controversial new hairstyle offered an occasion for reflecting upon the trauma of the Terror and imagining alternate forms of justice and government.

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Amann, Elizabeth. “Blonde Trouble: Women in Wigs in the Wake of Thermidor.” FASHION THEORY-THE JOURNAL OF DRESS BODY & CULTURE, vol. 13, no. 3, 2009, pp. 299–324, doi:10.2752/175174109X438109.
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Amann, E. (2009). Blonde Trouble: Women in Wigs in the Wake of Thermidor. FASHION THEORY-THE JOURNAL OF DRESS BODY & CULTURE, 13(3), 299–324. https://doi.org/10.2752/175174109X438109
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Amann, Elizabeth. 2009. “Blonde Trouble: Women in Wigs in the Wake of Thermidor.” FASHION THEORY-THE JOURNAL OF DRESS BODY & CULTURE 13 (3): 299–324. https://doi.org/10.2752/175174109X438109.
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Amann, Elizabeth. 2009. “Blonde Trouble: Women in Wigs in the Wake of Thermidor.” FASHION THEORY-THE JOURNAL OF DRESS BODY & CULTURE 13 (3): 299–324. doi:10.2752/175174109X438109.
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Amann E. Blonde Trouble: Women in Wigs in the Wake of Thermidor. FASHION THEORY-THE JOURNAL OF DRESS BODY & CULTURE. 2009;13(3):299–324.
IEEE
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E. Amann, “Blonde Trouble: Women in Wigs in the Wake of Thermidor,” FASHION THEORY-THE JOURNAL OF DRESS BODY & CULTURE, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 299–324, 2009.
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  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/175174109X438109}},
  volume       = {{13}},
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