from Design Museum
A partial synopsis from Bas Bleu: Fashion may not literally change the world, but these beautifully produced books from London's Design Museum make a strong case for the significance of fashion as a reflection of - and sometimes as an agent for - social and cultural changes. From a status-proclaiming fourteenth-century Russian gold-and-fur crown to an architectural topper resembling skyscrapers, Hats features colorful photographs of fifty iconic chapeaux - both general styles, such as the Stetson and the cloche, and iconic hats, such as Jackie Kennedy's pink pillbox.
My thoughts: This little charmer was purchased for a family member who is very fabulous. No way could I resist reading it before wrapping it! ;-) She is going to love this! It will probably be on the coffee table to share with all her visitors!
What have you been reading?
Now ordered up from the library - thanks, Marci!ReplyDelete
Looks like an interesting book. It reminds me of a vintage book I have about Andy Warhol. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Very cool, I have always loved Jackie O's hats! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!ReplyDelete
xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home
What a great way to look at history! Thanks for sneaking a peek at the book before wrapping and then sharing with us!ReplyDelete