Marianne is the symbol of liberty for France, and the French dating back to the French Revolution. She is a proud and determined woman wearing a Phrygian cap. She symbolizes liberty, egalitarianism and fraternity, probably one of the most recognizable and distinctive symbols of France. The Phrygian cap was worn by freed slaves in Roman society, so that they were readily identifiable, and as a result, they have come to be associated with freedom.
After hearing about the horrible attack on the the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, this simple red stocking cap came to me, after hours of scratching my head – what to do. Comme d’habitude, I had to take the proverbial pencil from behind my ear in order to wash my hair, et voila, I got my concept.
Liberte d’expression, Je suis Charlie!