Monday, December 14, 2009

Milliner Monday: Its all about the shoe

Today's Milliner Monday pick is a short one. Where has the day gone!? I promise more coverage on this wonderful milliner in future posts. I was lucky enough to come across a wonderful post featuring an Elsa Schiaparelli hat (check out Iggy. Frankie&Cab).

“In difficult times fashion is always outrageous.”- Elsa Schiaparelli

Elsa Schiaparelli was an Italian fashion designer prominent between the World Wars. Heavily influenced by the Surrealists, she collaborated with Salvador Dali and Alberto Giacometti.

In her Fall/Winter Collection 1937-38 Elsa created the famous “shoe hat”. In the shape of a woman's high heel, the hat was worn by many stylish women including Gala Dali. A much talked about piece, it has inspired many a hat in the same vein.

Even 2009 welcomed hats that hearkened back to Elsa. Take a look at Isaac Mizrahi's purse hats.

Elle Italy also showcased a shoe hat in a spread shot by Karl Lagerfeld featuring Iekeliene Stange.

Gotta love a milliner that still inspires.

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