Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Extraordinary Hats (Part II)

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


Couturier Jeanne Lanvin with one of her creations

Anita Page

Michelle Violy Harper models a very rare gold thread flapper wig


Greta Garbo

Coco Chanel in a beret, 1926

Coco Chanel


Girl in New York, 1929

Kay Francis, 1930 

Myrna Loy 

Bette Davis


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

Wallis Simpson 

Joan Crawford. Those nails!

Vogue cover from 1935

Bebe Daniels 

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: 


Vogue 1938

Vogue 1938

French actress Lili Damita with her pals

Vogue 1939

Ocelot pillbox, 1941

Vogue 1945 

Kay Francis 

Lilly Dolores

Vogue, c.1940s

Loretta Young 

Empress-style hat with fur cape

Janis Paige

Hattie Carnegie hood, 1943

Lucille Ball

Vogue 1945

Vogue 1941

Vogue 1944
Mary Carlyle

Dina Merrill, 1944

Hat by Walter Florell, c.1940s

Maria Montez

Vogue 1944

Carmen Dell'Orefice, 1947 

Dorian Leigh, 1946

Vogue, c.1940s


Jean Patchett in a beret, 1949

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

Vogue 1948

Model at a cafe in Lima, Peru 1949

Vogue 1949

Norman Parkinson, 1949

The final blog about hats will focus on headpieces from the 1950s through to the early 1970s.

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