Very Famous Milliners You May Not Know!
Madame agnes was a very successful Milliner in Paris, during the 1920s and 1930s, influenced by surrealism and reknowned for her elegant brims and luscuous feather adornments.
Suzanne Talbot was in the prime of her career between 1880 - 1900in Paris, however, her brand name lived on well into the roaring 20’s and 30’s, indeed both Dache and Agnes trained at Talbot before moving to America.
Lilly Dache, moved to America from Paris and took a job as an assistant in the millinery department at Macy’s, two years later she has set up her own shop. Dache’s customers included Carmen Miranda, Betty Grable and Marlene Deitrich.
Graham Smith trained at the Royal College of Art and was very popular with the Royal family, especially Princess Diana in the 1980’s, the hat shown here is made from old car tyres!
Paulette was based in Paris and began her career in 1921 continuing through the second world war. Paulette reinvented the turban during the war, making it a hugely successful fashion statement throughout the war.
Jean Barthet emerged onto the Paris fashion scene in the 1950’s becoming the most successful milliner of his time, his customers included Sophia Loren and collaborated with designers such as Rykiel and Lagerfield.
So there we have a short introduction to a small selection of very famous, influential milliners, you may or may not have known!