Sunday, September 25, 2016

25 Vintage Portraits of Beautiful Women With Cloche Hats in the 1920s

The cloche hat is a fitted, bell-shaped hat for women usually made of felt. It was invented by milliner Caroline Reboux in 1908, became especially popular during the 1920s, and continued to be commonly seen until about 1933. Its name is derived from cloche, the French word for "bell".

During the early twentieth century, the popularity and influence of cloche hats was at its peak. Couture houses like Lanvin and Molyneux opened ateliers to join milliners in manufacturing hats that precisely matched their clothing designs. The hats even shaped hairstyles: the Eton crop – the short, slicked-down cut worn by Josephine Baker – became popular because it was ideal to showcase the hats' shape.


























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