I started as a sculptor, creating hats out of velvet and found objects. Then I fled to
Manhattan to follow my dream of studying millinery at F.I. T. I love making hats, I
feel like hats are sculptures for the head, such a glorious way to express yourself!
Is there an era in fashion that inspires you?
I am inspired by the roaring 20’s–the first time women were expressing
themselves through art, dance, and fashion!
Why did you think people stop wearing hats?
I think President Kennedy had a lot of influence in that department, he was really
the first public figure to not wear hats, and I think it made a huge impact.
Do you see a resurgence in hats?
I do think people are acknowledging the value and quality of artisan crafts–
appreciating the beauty of design and how objects are made. I think it’s about
celebrating the uniqueness of hats.
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