the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need



I love hats and have collected many wonderful ones over the years—as well as hat boxes. I still wear hats even though not many women do anymore. They were once considered a wardrobe staple for a well-dressed woman and were very chic. They went hand in hand with gloves.

September Vogue 1956; Photo: Karen Radkai; Lilli Ann suit

A stylish chapeau is a wonderful accessory that really completes an outfit.

Model: Anne St. Marie; Sheath dress, gloves, hat and handbag all Givenchy; Vogue 1955; Photo: Henry Clarke

Hats attract attention.

Bettina Graziani photographed by Georges Dambier for ELLE, 1953.

Hats are elegant. Hats are interesting.

Lisa Fonssagrives. Vogue 1952. Photo: Irving Penn

Hats have never left high fashion,

Christy Turlington, “My Fair Lady”, British Vogue,1991, Photo: Patrick Demarchelier

just the street.

Model: Carmen; Coat: Cardin; Photo: Richard Avedon, Paris 1957

Do you wear hats?

Chanel Suit. Model: Dorothea McGowan. Photo: William Klein. Vogue France, 1960.


 Vogue April 15, 1946. Illustration: Carl Erickson

We could start—or bring back—a trend.

POST PHOTO: Woman in Feather Hat, Irving Penn

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