Saturday, August 05, 2006

Hats, 1930s

"Greta Garbo was the Hollywood star who had the biggest influence on hat trends. She started a trend for berets by wearing them in The Kiss (1929), she wore jewelled skullcaps in Mata Hari (1931) (bottom, left) and pill boxes in The Painted Veil. Schiaparelli designed tall hats, inspired by a surrealist shoe placed on the head (centre, left) and the Marina hat was named after the Duchess of Kent (center, right). Hats that came down over one eye were fashionable. Joan Crawford wears one in Letty Lynton (1932) (bottom, right) and Norma Shearer wears a similar one (top, right) Marlene Dietrich helped to pioneer a man's-style hat. A similar version is seen here worn by Joan Crawford (top, left.)"

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Scanned from "Decades of Fashion" by Harriet Worsley.

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