Antoine: Devoted to Beauty

19 September–30 November 2019

Better known as Antoine, Antoni Cierplikowski was a  designer of theatre costumes and wigs, and a  long-time friend of Arnold Szyfman, who took over as intendant of the Teatr Wielki in 1950. He was also a trailblazing celebrity hairdresser whose clients included the brightest theatre and film stars of the day. The exhibition tells the story of his achievements in the beauty industry and the revolution he started by cutting off actress Èva Lavallière’s locks and giving Brigitte Bardot her signature natural-looking wave. The show explores Antoine’s connections with fashion, theatre and film. Displayed alongside objects from the Museum’s collection are documents, mementos and cosmetics made by Antoine’s brand on a loan from different Polish and international collections.



19 September–30 November 2019


Open for viewing for ticket holders for an hour before the curtain-up and during intermissions. Free admission. 

Open for the general public from 21 September, on Thursdays and Saturdays, 11a.m.–4 p.m. (5 zł)

Organised by

Theatre Museum in Warsaw


Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera 

Main entry

Downstairs foyer