Madame Rouge was a strong woman and really had
a handle on what she wanted out of life. She had married
young and gave birth to nine sets of twin girls. By the time
the ninth set were born, her husband abandoned the
tribe and fled for Morocco escaping into obscurity.
Madame Rouge moved on and acquired a couture millinery
boutique in Paris and schooled her girls in fashioning
fine upscale headwear for high society women. Each daughter
contributed to the tasteful line of decorative hats utilizing
their artistic talent for elaborate fanciful embellishment.
All eighteen girls along with their mother became famous
in the fashion industry. Many newspaper and
magazine articles were written about the talented family.
To this day the name “Madame Rouge” is a synonym
for imaginative millinery.
Acrylic latex on canvas/ framed/ 22″x22″