millinery fashion

Madame Georgette (active, 1900-1940)

Woman’s Hat, c. 1905

Plaited straw, velvet, artificial roses, and net

“A bouquet of artificial pink roses circles the crown and spills out from under the brim of this dramatic straw hat. Madame Georgette, one of the most famous milliners in Paris, designed it before World War I (1914-1918). The hat’s wide flat shape, was one of Georgette’s signature styles…The elegance of her designs earned her praise as an accomplished and original artist.”

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade

St. Louis Art Museum

Guillard Soeurs 

Woman’s Hat, c. 1910

Plain and basket weave straw, ostrich feathers, silk lace, and cotton flowers and leaves

“This hat is particularly impressive as it features two different straw weaving techniques. The body of the hat is made of fine plain-weave straw, while the brim is lined with a coarser basket-weave straw. Delicate cotton flowers and silk lace embellish the crown, along with a massive ostrich plume.”

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade

St. Louis Art Museum