Monsieur Antoine was 17 when he arrived in the French capital, but within a decade he was the talk of the town. Around 1910, 40-year-old French star Ève Lavallière was cast in the role of an 18-year-old and turned to Antoine for a make-over. His inspiration came when a girl with short hair and a fringe skipped into the salon to deliver some letters. “That’s how the unprecedented à la garçon (boyish) or ‘shingle bob’ cut was born – it became an instant hit and a sign of the times,” said his apprentice Janusz Szymanski

Does this mean Ève Lavallière was the very first bobbed person of the 20th century??  I think so!!!! The last three images are of her, circa November 1910, December 1910, and 1912.  The last being from the play Les Favorites which began its run in early 1911

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