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Hats: Crowning the “New Look” in Fashion’s Golden Age

24 September, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Never let it be said KCWC does not roll with the punches. Despite the disappointment of the V and A Museum cancelling our long scheduled Handbag event, our ladies can still thrill to accessory design. I take my hat off to lecturer Anne Haworth who has substituted this Zoom lecture on 1950’s millinery style.

Hats were essential accessories of an elegant women’s persona in the post WWII golden age of fashion.  Following the success of Christian Dior’s debut collection in February 1947, couturiers such as Balenciaga and Schiaparelli redefined the female silhouette. Hats were the crowning glory of this new look balancing the swirling skirts while complementing the svelte silhouettes of the era’s tailored styles.

Discover why the hat can be the difference between being dressed and being dressed up. “A hat is an expression of a woman’s soul. It is something that she wears on her head, but it belongs to her heart.”

Milliner Lilly Daché



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