It’s a postiche!

May 22 | 2020

Does anyone recognize this 1960s must-have hairpiece? In The Smallest Objective, the narrator recalls, “The postiche gave my mother’s beehive hairdo the thrust of a model skyscraper.” The original beehive was worn by Audrey Hepburn and Dusty Springfield, among others, and more recently by Amy Winehouse and Adele. Shown here is my mother’s postiche, along with the vintage case in its faux alligator finish.