Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The Latest in Hats, 1952

After having yet another skin cancer removed from my face, I have decided I really, REALLY, need to wear hats more - not just to the races and at the beach. Even a hat with a little brim can help keep the sun off your scalp, one plae where it is difficult to apply sunscreen! Today some hat inspiration from the 1950s.

In 1952 French designers  liked grey and white for daytime wear, and this included hats.  Dior had a grey straw hat swathed in matching grey silk.

Dior's grey straw and silk cap

Jaques Fath introduced the Garbo hat for relaxed sportswear - soft slouchy shapes in felt or linen pulled down over one eye.
Garbo hats, in felt and linen 

Other designers made hats that were more like ornaments for the head.

Black velvet horned hat by Fernand Aubrey

In 1952 the Queens milliner, the Danish born Aage Thaarup, toured Australia.  This is one of his 'Teen and Twenty' hats, a mass produced line that sold worldwide.

More on Aage Thaarup in another post.

Deb xx


  1. These hats are all so lovely. I think I like the last red one the best

    1. Me too! Although the aqua one with the black feather is quite divine


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