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 Archive – 1800’s
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.
1849 – From the book Magasin Des Demoiselles. Ladies & girls Dress in Bonnets are featured in illustrations of fine detail.
Later in this century Bonnets were worn for maids, and older ladies then become small hats with lots of lace, ribbons and bows.
Le Moniteur de la Mode Print Paris – undated.
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.
Jumping to the 20th Century, 1929 – Petit Echo de la Mode. The front cover image is a July beach scene. Adjusting a girls bonnet.