Because you can't have depths without surfaces.
Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Friday, 16 January 2009

Dior hats in the 60s

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have a very grand neighbour in her eighties who used to be a couture hat model at Libertys in the 1950s. She has told me she modelled hats for Mr Dior who would come over personally to oversee fittings for Princess Margaret and Society dames. She also modelled for Norman Hartnell before becoming a milliner herself but her most exciting work was with Dior.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Thanks for sharing this video. I loved it!

greying pixie said...

Anonymous - I have a colleague who is doing research for a book on modelling in the London in the 1950s. I have helped her find such women as the Duchess of Bedford and Cherry Marshall. Your neighbour sounds like an ideal candidate for interview. Is there any way that I could contact you confidentially to follow this up?

Fashion for Aliens said...

Hello greying pixie. Mines was the first post about my neighbour. Please send me a personal message, the book sounds fascinating.

phyllis said...

The campy narration is priceless!

Geraldine Ryan said...

I loved that, Linda! Thanks for sharing. *sighs* I wish I could wear hats!

Duchesse said...

I want that turban! With the demographic- so many women entering later years, when hair thins- if "serious hats" will come back? I recall my mother's closets, with those hat stands and boxes.

tynegal said...

OMG they look like tea cosies, or iced cakes.

christa weil said...

STILL gnashing my teeth for recently losing the bidding on a Dior hat -- horned!--on eBay. £70 quid, pure sculpture. The last one in the video was great, reminded me of Nefertiti . . .