The Century of Hats: Headturning Style of the Twentieth Century

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Taking us through the years since 1900, decade by decade, this book highlights headturning moments in the millinery world and doffs its cap to acclaimed designers and notable events in hat history. "The Century of Hats" explores the function and status of headgear, as it reflected the social and political status quo, and examines the different roles hats have played in the life of the past hundred years. Featuring prominent movie icons and leading socialites as well as glamorous models, "The Century of Hats" unfolds as a broad and informative style guide, drawing on a century of trendsetting imagery from Vogue magazine. The book draws distinctions between hatmakers and milliners, men's and women's hats, and handmade versus mass-produced factory hats, as well as explaining the essence of traditional hatmaking tools and techniques. From the purely functional to the high fashion; from top hats, bowlers, boaters and bonnets to the very latest in innovative couture from the world's finest bespoke milliners, "The Century of Hats" is a useful source of reference. The text provides inside information and thoroughly researched fashion history, and is complemented by beautifully presented images of the world's finest headgear.

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A decade-by-decade look at the headturning moments in the millinery world. Hopkins explores the function and status of headwear, reflecting the social and political status quo, and examines the different roles hats have played in this century. As a reference tool Century of Hats draws distinctions between hat makers and milliners, men's and women's hats, and hand-made versus mass-produced hats. Explains the essence of traditional hat-making tools and techniques.

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Susie Hopkins studied fashion design in Vienna and worked in haute couture in Paris before moving to London, where she has been a successful millinery designer for several years. She has a Master's qualification in millinery, is a senior lecturer at the London College of Fashion and designs hats for private clients as well as teaching master classes in her own studio. She lives in London and in France and loves to travel.

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