Fontanges - Women updo. Appeared in the XVII century in France, thanks to the young mistress of King Louis XIV Angelica de-Russil Fontanges. During the next royal hunting girl disheveled curls. Without thinking, Angelica collected hair and tie a piece of lace. New hairstyle so pleased the king that he asked his favorite of wearing it constantly. The very next day, "Fontanges" color built all the ladies of the court. Hairstyle has become one of the most popular in XVII - XVIII centuries, not only in France but also in other European countries, including Russia. Initially styling was low, and resembles a modern tail, collected on top. But over time, it is getting higher and higher, reaching 50-60 cm in height.
Fontanges also called a cap, consisting of a series of starched lace, between which are laid strands of hair. This cap is attached by means of pins and special wire designs.