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Alexandre de Paris was a renowned French coiffeur. One of his most famous creations was Elizabeth Taylor’s iconic hair in the Hollywood epic Cleopatra.

Among his other claims to fame were the creation of the chignon as a hair art form, devising twists on the classic style – he added diamonds to Jackie Kennedy’s chignon during a state visit to France in 1961.

Other high-profile clients during Alexandre’s illustrious career included King Hassan ll and the Queen of Jordan; Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Shirley MacLaine and Sophia Loren.