Grand Theatre, Film production, Fashion Show & Celebration Hat Collection. New interpretations of many classical Vintage hat styles of the 20th Century for 2020.

Early Bonnets were worn in the early part of the 19th century and designed for modesty, they were extended at the sides to cover the side view of the face.  Hiding a young ladies face on the street was important for modesty, protection and also this design gave a sense of mystery and allure   The bonnet style hats were decorated with many flowers, feathers, lace, or perhaps embroidered beading.  Ribbon ties knotted under the chin, ending in a bow at the side.

These fine examples of black lace and frills are so nostalgic.

Early Bonnets
1815 – Chapeaux de tulle



1849 –  From the book  Magasin Des Demoiselles.    Ladies & girls Dress in Bonnets are featured in illustrations of fine detail.

Early Bonnets - 1849
Bonnets – 1849


Treats 1849 - caps & bonnets
Treats 1849 – caps & bonnets


Later in this century Bonnets were worn for maids, and older ladies then become small hats with lots of lace, ribbons and bows.


Hats - 1891
Hats – 1891


Le Moniteur de la Mode Print Paris – undated.


Beaded Bonnet.
Beaded Bonnet.


This Artist was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion  d’Honneur.  He had exhibitions in Paris, Brussels and Munich.  Winning many medals between 1873 – 1978. This image was on the front cover of the journal Paris Illustree dated  3rd March 1888, found in Southwestern France. The journal is in a delicate condition, marked and torn so ongoing preservation is necessary.

CAREME by J. Goupil - 1888
CAREME by J. Goupil – 1888


Jumping to the 20th Century, 1929 – Petit Echo de la Mode.  The front cover image is a July beach scene.   Adjusting a girls bonnet.

July 1929 Girls Bonnet
July 1929 Girls Bonnet