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Hats with Values
by Desire Smith
Over 350 color photographs depict a magnificent array of fashion hats from the early 19th century to present day, including the earliest known American straw bonnet. The hats are presented chronologically according to primary materials; straw, felt, horsehair, feathers, silk, velvet, and flowers. Trends in hat designs, Hollywood style, Stetson hats, tips on collecting, and ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Schiffer Publishing
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Gift, but I don't know who from, there was no note. | Good photos, good collection, wide range, but really just a picture book. | This is totally fine for me, but for those wanting to learn about hats this is not the book to select, as the vast majority of hats aren't even labelled as to what the style is properly called. (an example: a gorgeous hat labelled "1930s black felt with blue velveteen flowers and veil" does not advance me if I wanted to find one that sits the same way on the head or ...more