See also: Fontange

EnglishEdit

 
A picture of Mary II of England sporting a fontange.

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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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