fontange

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English[edit]

A picture of Mary II of England sporting a fontange.

Etymology[edit]

From Angélique de Fontanges, one of French king Louis XIV's mistresses, who sported the headdress.

Noun[edit]

fontange (plural fontanges)

  1. A headdress popular among aristocrats in Europe in the late 17th century and early 18th century, made with pleated layers of starched lace and ribbon.

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