Wigs

Whilst Handel was living in London, it was very fashionable for ladies and gentlemen to wear wigs. In fact, the bigger and more lavishly decorated the wig, the more fashionable the wearer was in this highly elite society! Furthermore, opera singers made their wigs as big as possible to appear more striking at a distance to audiences. Here are some examples of particularly interesting wigs from the 18th century:

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