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Hat over head

In the longtime history of fashion (I mean fashion not a costume history) there has always been a place for a hat. It was the kind of an accessory every woman from a rspectable class should have. Those hats were enormously beautiful but uncomfortable to wear. Then there was a time of Coco Chanel when she replaced hats with birds, fruits and flowers by the simple and chic hats which made womeneven more sophisticated. Even though there was a non-hat period in the 20th century, hats have been back again. Right now it's difficult to say what kind of hat is fashionable - fruit-bird-like or simple and little, but we can say that hats are in fashion.

Fall 2009 season will be all about hats: little, big, black and screaming-bright, bandaids and hair accessory which replace the role of the hat. Almost all the designers made place for a hat in their collection. Even in haute couture collections: Chanel, Lacroix, Dior, Givenchy, etc. Though you're not supposed to wear them in the street some women do.

Ready-to-wear collections wil make you buy some of those lovely hats for sure - there're many-many of them - and you can go for any kind you like from gloves-made Dolce&Gabbana to simple and round Chanel, or if you're not a hat-type person you can check with some head accessories from Zac Posen or Yves Saint Laurent. Armani also went for tiny hats which make one newly elegant. 

It seems that time of birdy-fruit-like hats came back or at least that it's time for extreme hats such as you can find at Dior or McQueen.

Whatever you will wear next season there should be place for at least one hat. You don't have to be that McQueen extremal to wear a hat you may be that Lacroix simple, so go for it and the title of fashionista will be yours.


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Jul. 17th, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
I love last panel.. colour are fantastic nd designe of hat looks very interesting... First remind me a but hat from Asian traditional culture and last looks a bit likt fragment of weeding dress not white but pink ^^
Jul. 21st, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)
so true! I thought of Asia when I first saw McQueen's designs fo fall :)
Jul. 17th, 2009 08:31 am (UTC)
simply gorgeous
Jul. 21st, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)
oh, yes!
Jul. 17th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
Sigh. I wished the women would actually dress like this.
Jul. 21st, 2009 07:27 am (UTC)
the time of 20th and 21st centuries have made fashion more progressive in many ways, but they stopped the possibility of dressing into grandiose dresses as they were in the 19th century and before.. although fashion tries to return to some of that looks right now
Jul. 17th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
Wow, I really love the veil ones. Such gorgeous pictuers, though. :)
Jul. 21st, 2009 07:29 am (UTC)
sophisticated hats :) I suppose many-many people will be surprised if we wear them today, but they worth it ;)
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Jul. 21st, 2009 07:27 am (UTC)
oh, thanx :)
Jul. 18th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
I love hats. I'm waiting for the fedora to come back in style, i always thought it was so classy on a woman.
Jul. 21st, 2009 07:30 am (UTC)
I totally understand what you're talking about! That would be great like in classy Hollywood movie :)
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