This is a set of six vintage millinery images for those of you interested in hat making from days gone by.
The vintage millinery images feature head portraits of women wearing hats in various colours and styles, adorned with ribbons, feathers and bows.
This is a collage of all six pictures:
The only Romantic thing left in life is a hat.
– Mimi Weddell (Marion Rogers – American actress 1915-2009)
Mimi Weddell wore many hats; she had a collection of more than 150 that she kept in her New York City apartment.
Famous Historical Hats
- Winston Churchill – homburg
- Davy Crockett – coonskin cap
- Napolean – bicorne
- Abraham Lincoln – stovepipe
- Guy Fawkes – sugarloaf
- Che Guevara – beret
Famous Hats in books, Film & TV
- Cat in the Hat – tall, striped top hat
- Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland) – 10/6 top hat
- Sherlock Holmes – deerstalker
- Charlie Chaplin – bowler hat
- Fay Dunaway (Bonnie & Clyde) – Beret
- Gene Hackman (The French Connection) – porkpie hat
- Gene Wilder (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) – top hat
- Harold Sakata (Oddjob in Goldfinger) – bowler hat
- Harpo Marx – top hat
- Tommy Cooper – fez
- W.C. Fields – top hat
- Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) – bowler hat
- Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones) – fedora
- Blues Brothers (John Belushi & Dan Aykroyd) – fedora
- Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street) – fedora
- Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca) – fedora
- Kyle (South Park) – Ushanka
- John Wayne – cowboy hat
- Johnny Depp (Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean) – tricorne
- Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) – Chapeau du Matin
- Patrick Macnee (John Steed, The Avengers – bowler hat
- Harry Potter Books – sorting hat
I found it hard to think of real people from the past that always wore the same hat, can you think of any?
If you had trouble choosing the perfect hat in 1946, this black and white British Pathé video showed you how to do it!