Pretty flowers, expert styling, and flattering designs characterize some of the features that define high fashion hats of the 1950s to 1980s. This comprehensive book combines over 700 color photographs with carefully researched facts about historical events, hairstyles, and hat designers in each decade. See the hats Christian Dior, Sally Victor, Mr. John, Halston, Oleg Cassini, Adolfo, Oscar de la Renta, and others designed for their exclusive and general clientele. An extensive millinery glossary is very useful and period photographs of women in the neighborhood proudly wearing their best hats are delightful today. Fashion collectors will drool at the images and current designers will love the inspiration. Hats are becoming again an important fashion accessory.
Rose Jamieson has taught courses in textiles, clothing construction, couturier tailoring, quilting, and more, and has a keen interest in antiques and history. She has collected antique photgraphs and fashion items for over 25 years, blending her interests. Rose lives in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Joanne Deardorff has taught English for 35 years and is a very competent photographer. She now has a professional needle arts business, Mountain Knits and Pearls, in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.