Monday May 25, 2020

Heady world of hats

Hats used to be confined to weddings and Ladies’ Day at the races, but a new clutch of Irish designers are bringing them onto the high street

17th July, 2010

If you want to get ahead, it used to be said, get a hat.

But everyday hat-wearing went out of fashion around about the same time as the liberty bodice, meaning that the milliner’s craft today is a niche vocation.

In recent years, however, the fabulous designs of Irish milliner Philip Treacy have brought a new focus to hats, this time as an exclusive art form. The country’s most accomplished milliners - Linda...

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