Monday, February 8, 2010

Le Chapeau

My mother, pictured below, once had a fabulous collection of hats. Like most women in the 1950's this was de rigueur.  As a girl, I would play dress-up with her hats.  By then, they sat in stacks of boxes in the attic.  Here is a fashion trend that I wish had never disappeared.  It's remarkable how donning a hat can utterly transform a person.    The stylish chapeau needs to come back!
Coco Chanel began her career designing hats.  For the French film "Coco Before Chanel," milliner Stephen Jones designed the hats for Audrey Tatou, who plays Chanel.  Enjoy his website:  and see how he is bringing le chapeau back to life.  Merci à vous, Mr. Jones!                                                   
Chapeau Mossant Fine Art Poster Print by Leonetto Cappiello, 16x20

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