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Pompadour

Marquise de, title of Jeanne Antoinette Poisson. 1721--64, mistress of Louis XV of France (1745--64), whom she greatly influenced
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SELEET looks well worth sticking with in the Pompadours Handicap at Leicester tomorrow (6.30).
"Derriere chaque phrase, il doit y avoir un document a l'appui," comments Chotard, regarding the Goncourts' historical method, and it is precisely in this capacity that the Sophie Arnoulds and the Mme de Pompadours functioned in the brothers' research (8).
As regards their "admiration" for the female sex--a word that one would not be tempted to use to describe the nineteenth-century woman of their novels and the Journal--the brothers wrote a series of historical monographs on famous eighteenth-century women from two theaters, one literal, the other figurative: Sophie Arnould, Mademoiselle Clairon, and Madame Saint-Huberty for the theater; Madame Du Barry, Madame de Pompadour, the duchesse de Chateauroux and her sisters, and Marie-Antoinette for the royal spectacle.
Even Mme de Pompadour, whose veils, they predict, posterity will lift in order to reveal "un rare exemple de laideur morale," had at least "un reste de decence" (Pompadour 318, La du Barry 114).
For the enlightened woman, there are paintings like Boucher's portraits of Mme de Pompadour representing the favorite surrounded by the books of her preferred philosophes, sheets of music of contemporary composers, etc.
In the Jazz Age, for instance, flappers cast aside corsets, shortened their floor-length dresses to the knee, and favored bobbed hair over elaborate pompadours, giving them greater mobility on and off the dance floor.
But even then, pompadours and pomade were already being seen as old fashioned.
The Slick Barbers crewMak Azores, EZ Abinal and Christian "Indio" Bendanaspecialize in the new oldschool "fade" cuts: razor tapered at the sides and sculpted at the top into a slickedback pompadour or "pomp" of varying height, with a part so sharp it could cut glass.
"We just saw the beauty of the pompadour, but existing barbershops couldn't duplicate the styles we wanted.