I'm on an English millinery streak I suppose. How many of you have heard about the Victoria & Albert Museum's millinery exhibition? Entitled Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones it is a showing of over 300 hats from Egyptian times through the present. Oh how I wish I could see it!!
If any of you are in England through May 31, 2009, YA HAVE TO GO! Here is a link to the V&A--http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/contemporary/hats/index.html . And if you don't know who Stephen Jones is, well....
Here's a short description from the V&A's website:
"After the V&A invited Jones to explore its millinery archive, he and V&A fashion and textiles curator Oriole Cullen spent more than two years examining the cupboards, stores and archives of the V&A and other international museum collections. They made many new discoveries and uncovered wonderful examples. They came across Dame Margot Fonteyn’s Dior arrow cloche of 1949 in Bath and the straw hat worn by Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Dolittle in 'My Fair Lady' in the bottom of a box in the Warner Bros’ Hollywood archive."