Thursday, July 13, 2017

Book Review: Fifty Hats that Changed the World

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?

;-)  -Marci

4 comments:

  1. Now ordered up from the library - thanks, Marci!

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  2. Looks like an interesting book. It reminds me of a vintage book I have about Andy Warhol. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Very cool, I have always loved Jackie O's hats! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  4. What a great way to look at history! Thanks for sneaking a peek at the book before wrapping and then sharing with us!

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