Hats: A History of Fashion in Headwear

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"One must always wear a hat when lunching with people whom one does not know well," observed Coco Chanel, "because one appears to one's best advantage." The couturier' s regard for the power of hats to confer dignity and attractiveness upon the wearer stems from a long historical tradition. In addition to its practical uses -- warding off the effects of harsh weather or an enemy's assault, for example -- a stylish hat has always made a statement of rank, elegance, or self-esteem. This remarkable book presents an ...

Hats: A History of Fashion in Headwear 2003, Dover Publications, Mineola, NY

ISBN-13: 9780486427461

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Hats: A History of Fashion in Headwear 1974,

ISBN-13: 9780854100200

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