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    French actress Barbara Laage trying on a hat in shop where her sister works. Location: France Date taken: May 1946 Photographer: Nina Leen

    The Hat Shop, Henry Tonks, 1892 Birmingham Museums

    Trying on hats in Bronzeville, Chicago, 1941. Ph: Jack Delano. "Bronzeville: Black Chicago in Pictures, 1941-43" (2003)

    unnamed Xhosa woman, Transkei region, South Africa (c.1970). Photo from "African Elegance" by Alice Mertens and Joan Broster (1973).

    Ladies entering St. Martin’s Church At W. 58th St. and Princeton Ave., September 6, 1987, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Stephen Marc. ICHi-65895

    Lena Horne trying on a turban. Source: The Friedman-Abeles Collection, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library.

    1940: Agnès millinery, jewellery by René Boivin (note the 'Chameleon' brooch). Photo: Andre Durst.

    Renowned milliner Philip Treacy is teaming up with MAC Cosmetics for a collection set to launch in April 2015.

    Iman by Norman Parkinson for Pirelli Calendar, 1985

    "Head Dresses" (September 1805) - "Though this print is dated September 1805, I suspect it must have actually been issued in October 1805, after the death of Lord Nelson...This sort of general public mourning was typically reserved for a member of the royal family, but the death of Nelson, especially in a battle in which his brilliant strategy brought an end to a French threat by sea, was a powerful emotional blow to the nation."


    1971 Hat by Simone Mirman

    Harlem, 2007.

    at a Harlem wedding, 1962

    Grace Jones on tour, 1998. A fitting at Jumeriah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge. | Kevin: “Grace ordered room service around 2 a.m. and everyone perked up.” Philip: “She's a vampire, a legend, a classic Hollywood star; a delicious nightmare and sharp as razor blades.”


    Wearing a mauve satin crown with rosettes, Annie Scott Moye, a 75-year old lifelong Baptist who has worn church crowns (hats) since she was 21 says, "The crown is the finishing touch. When you put the crown on, you're completely dressed." She says you can't Thurday, September 24, 2009. Photo: VALENTINO MAURICIO

    Small tilted pillbox hat with a bird of paradise on top. 30's-40's? Unknown milliner. Photo by François Kollar. French Photographic Archive.

    Models wearing hats by John Frederics, Tatiana du Plessix, Lilly Daché, Suzanne Remy, Henry Bendel, and Bergdorf Goodman, in setting based on Degas’ painting “At the Milliners” shot for Vogue, 1945 by Erwin Blumenfeld.

    Misbehaving is the name that New York celebrity milliner, Mr John, gave to the ensemble of leopard skin and velour toque hat, fox stole and matching gloves depicted in this phototgraph. The photograph was part of a press release consisting of two booklets and four photographic prints for Mr John’s Regency Collection for Autumn and Winter 1957.

    ca.1935. Braid hat. Unknown milliner. Photo by François Kollar. French Photographic Archive.

    Madame Rioteau wearing an amazing spiral tied hat. 1941. Unknown milliner. Photo by Roger Parry. French Photographic Archives.

    Dangerous Leopard is the name that New York celebrity milliner, Mr John, gave to the ensemble of leopard skin and feather hat with matching gloves worn by actress Paulette Goddard in this photograph. The photograph is one of four promotional photographic prints for Mr John’s Romance in Venice fall and winter collection of 1953.

    This photograph is one of three promotional photographic prints and the front cover of booklet for Mr John’s Exciting Boldini collection for autumn and winter 1964. It shows a model wearing a silk hat decorated with large silk roses, called L’Imperatrice, (The Empress).

    Bettina wearing velvet veiled hat by Paulette, photo by Georges Dambier, Arachnée, November 1953