With the help of this beautiful book, you can enter the world of the expert milliner and create stylish caps, berets and wide-brimmed hats for all types of occasions, or update those that you already wear. Estelle Ramousse invites you into her Paris workshop, and reveals the secrets of her age-old trade. By following her step-by-step instructions, you will gain expert advice on the milliner's tools and equipment and the basic techniques, and create hats brimming over with elegance and originality.
Estelle Ramousse was awarded a vocational training certificate in the fashion and hat industry in 1989 by the Chambre syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Since then she has worked both on stage productions and in fashion. She started out in 1990 by creating headdresses for a children's show about the history of hats in France at the Guichet Theatre in Montparnasse, Paris. She then went on to work on various creations both in the theatre and in opera and music hall, while at the same time making off-the-peg and haute couture hats for the fashion industry. In 1999, Estelle went on the road for three years with the equestrian theatre Zingaro and its performance of Triptyk. In 2004, she opened her workshop in Rue de la Mare, Paris. Fabienne Gambrelle is an education and training historian, and has published several history books about French companies and their trades. She is also a scriptwriter for animated films and televised fiction.
* expert advice from one of the world's most talented milliners * provides a glimpse into the world of the expert milliner, including the tools, materials and equipment they use, and who and what has inspired them * Clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful photography to show you how to make exquisite hats of your own in a range of classic and contemporary styles.