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Caroline Reboux. Hat , Paris, 1930's

Caroline Reboux. Hat, Paris, septembre 1937 © Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet

Caroline Reboux

Cloche Caroline Reboux (French, 1835–1927) Date: 1925–30 Culture: French

1940s Hat by Caroline REBOUX - Paris, Officiel de la mode 1941 - 234

hats! The french word for 'bell', the Cloche was repudiated to have been invented by the famous ' queen of the milliners' Caroline Reboux. She operated her shop at 9, avenue Matignon, Paris from the 1860s and became the most sought after of milliners in the early days of Haute couture.Among her clients was Marlene Dietrich, who made the french beret famous.

This dress is only seen briefly in the film so I have had to rely on the web for images of the original. Wallis original wedding dress was designed by Mainboucher, made from blue silk crepe in what was to be her signature colour of 'Wallis Blue', which was said to have been chosen to match her eyes, she had matching blue gloves. Her her blue straw halo hat was designed by Caroline Reboux.

Straw cloche flapper hat, mid 1920s Milliner Caroline Reboux designed the cloche hat in 1907. It had a high crown worn deep on the head, sometimes nearly covering the eyes, and it was usually short-brimmed. Cloches became fashionable around 1915 during WWI, when expensive elaborate attire was considered unpatriotic. The cloche also suited the modern woman’s newly cropped hair. Made from natural brown straw, the hat is lined with black striped silk. The brim is turned up in back and is l...

Bonnet, Evening Caroline Reboux ca. 1888 Culture:French Medium:silk, rhinestones Dimensions:(17.8 x 43.2 cm) Caroline Reboux is one of the most renowned millinery designers in the history of fashion. Reboux enjoyed a long and successful career following her 'discovery' by Princess Metternich in the 1860s, and her business continued to command a high level of prestige for three decades after the designer's death in 1927.

Ostrich feathers found their way into millinery again by the late 1920s. This very dramatic cloche was designed by Caroline Reboux.

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Caroline Reboux. 9, Avenue Matignon. Paris. 1950's

by dovima_is_devine_II, via Flickr Caroline Reboux