Not too long along I posted about turbans - the first of three blogs on vintage hats. This is the second: 1920s - 1940s. Flapper sequin caps, felt cloches, headband corsages and even top hats. It's all here.
Paula Gellibrand, 1928
Michelle Violy Harper models a very rare gold thread flapper wig
Coco Chanel in a beret, 1926
Kay Francis, 1930
Mesh cloche hat by Elsa Schiaparelli, 1930s. I used this photograph in my Halloween blog last month - to view online click here.
Elsa testing out hats on a model in her atelier
Joan Crawford. Those nails!
Vogue cover from 1935
Marlene Dietrich starred in 1930 film Morocco. She played a cabaret singer who wore a man's tuxedo and top hat and who kissed female members of her audience - scandalous at the time:
French actress Lili Damita with her pals
Ocelot pillbox, 1941
Empress-style hat with fur cape
Hattie Carnegie hood, 1943
Dina Merrill, 1944
Hat by Walter Florell, c.1940s
Carmen Dell'Orefice, 1947
Dorian Leigh, 1946
Fashion editorial from 1947
I used the above image in a blog about the little black dress - to read online click here. Dior's 1947 New Look straw hat, created in miniature for Barbie:
Hat by Dior, 1948
Model at a cafe in Lima, Peru 1949
Norman Parkinson, 1949