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21 Sept 2020

Looking good

Written by Emma Inglis, Curator (South & West)
Black and white caricature of a man in a large white wig seated at a table, being attended to by a servant.
‘The OLD BEAU in an EXTASY’ – detail from an 18th-century cartoon from Brodick Castle satirising extremes of fashion
As we gradually emerge from our houses and return to workplaces, beauty regimes may be reasserting themselves. Here, we take a look at our collections to see how it was done in the past.

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