The Info List - Hatmaking

--- Advertisement ---

or millinery is the design, manufacture and sale of hats and head-ware. A person engaged in this trade is called a milliner or hatter. Millinery is sold to women, men and children, though some definitions limit the term to women's hats.[1] Historically, milliners, typically female shopkeepers, produced or imported an inventory of garments for men, women, and children, including hats, shirts, cloaks, shifts, caps, neckerchiefs, and undergarments, and sold these garments in their millinery shop. More recently, the term milliner has evolved to describe a person who designs, makes, sells or trims hats primarily for a female clientele. The origin of the term is probably the Middle English milener, meaning an inhabitant of the city of Milan
or one who deals in items from Milan,[2] known for its fashion and clothing.


1 Types 2 Notable hatters and milliners

2.1 Hatters 2.2 Milliners

3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Types[edit] Main article: List of headgear Many styles of headgear have been popular through history and worn for different functions and events. They can be part of uniforms or worn to indicate social status. Styles include the top hat, hats worn as part of military uniforms, cowboy hat, and cocktail hat. Notable hatters and milliners[edit] This is a partial list of people who have had a significant influence on hatmaking and millinery. Hatters[edit]

International Hat
Company, an American manufacturer credited with inventing one of America's most popular early 20th century harvest hats for field hands, farmers, and workmen. Hawley Products Company, an American manufacturer credited with inventing the tropical shaped, pressed fiber sun helmet used from World War II
World War II
through the Persian Gulf War. John Cavanagh, an American hatter whose innovations included manufacturing regular, long and wide-oval fitting hats to enable customers to find better-fitting ready-to-wear hats. James Lock & Co. of London (founded 1676), is credited with the introduction of the bowler hat in 1849.[3] John Batterson Stetson, credited with inventing the classic cowboy hat[4] Giuseppe Borsalino, with the famous "Borsalino" Fedora


The Millinery Shop
The Millinery Shop
by Edgar Degas

Anna Ben-Yusuf wrote The Art of Millinery (1909), one of the first reference books on millinery technique.[5] Rose Bertin, milliner and modiste to Marie Antoinette, is often described as the world's first celebrity fashion designer.[6] John Boyd was one of London's most respected milliners and is known for the famous pink tricorn hat worn by Diana, Princess of Wales.[7] Lilly Daché
Lilly Daché
was a famous American milliner of the mid-20th century. Frederick Fox was an Australian born milliner noted for his designs for the British Royal family. Mr. John was an American milliner considered by some to be the millinery equivalent of Dior in the 1940s and 1950s.[8] Stephen Jones of London, is considered one of the world's most radical and important milliners of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.[9] Simone Mirman
Simone Mirman
was known for her designs for Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
and other members of the British Royal Family. Caroline Reboux
Caroline Reboux
was a renowned milliner of the 19th and early 20th centuries. David Shilling is a renowned milliner, artist and designer based in Monaco.[10] Justin Smith is an award-winning milliner creating bespoke and couture hats under the J Smith Esquire brand. Philip Treacy
Philip Treacy
of London is an award-winning milliner.

See also[edit]

Draper Haberdasher Hat
Works Mad hatter disease Mad as a hatter Marchandes de modes


^ "Milliner". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 2012-06-07.  ^ American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition ^ Bowler hat
Bowler hat
makes a comeback Telegraph (London). Retrieved 9 June 2012 ^ Reynolds, William and Rich Rand (1995) The Cowboy Hat
book. Pg 8 ISBN 0-87905-656-8 ^ Jones, Stephen & Cullen, Oriole (editor) (2009). Hats: An Anthology. V&A Publishing. ISBN 1-85177-557-9. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ Steele, Valerie (2010). The Berg Companion to Fashion. Berg. pp. 72–73. ISBN 1847885926. Retrieved 9 June 2012.  ^ "John Boyd". The FMD - FashionModelDirectory.com.  ^ "Mr. John, 91, Hat
Designer for Stars and Society". 29 June 1993.  ^ Biography of Stephen Jones on the V&A Museum website, accessed 1 April 2009 ^ Hillier, Bevis (13 October 1985). " Hat
Trick". LA Times. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 

External links[edit]

All Sewn Up: Millinery, Dressmaking, Clothing and Costume 18th Century millinery Popular Science, November 1941, "Pulling Hats Out Of Rabbits" article on modern mass production hat making Individuality in millinery, a 1923 book on hatmaking from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries (fully available online as PDF) Millinery guide (UK)

v t e

Decorative arts
Decorative arts
and handicrafts


Banner-making Canvas work Cross-stitch Crocheting Embroidery Felting Friendship bracelet Knitting Lace-making Lucet Macrame Millinery Needlepoint Needlework Patchwork Quilting Ribbon embroidery Rug hooking Rug making Sewing Shoemaking Spinning (textiles) String art Tapestry Tatting Tie-dye Weaving


Altered book Bookbinding Calligraphy Cardmaking Cast paper Collage

Decoupage Photomontage

Iris folding Jianzhi Origami

Kirigami Moneygami

Embossing Marbling Papercraft Papercutting Papermaking Paper
toys Papier-mâché Pop-up book Quilling Scrapbooking Stamping Wallpaper


Bentwood Cabinetry Carpentry Chip carving Ébéniste Fretwork Intarsia Marquetry Wood burning Wood carving Woodturning


Azulejo Bone china Earthenware Porcelain Pottery Stoneware Terracotta


Cameo glass Glassware Stained glass


Engraving Jewellery Goldsmith Silversmith


Assemblage Balloon modelling Beadwork Bone carving Doll
making Dollhouse Egg decorating Engraved gems Hardstone carving Lathart Lapidary Leatherworking Miniatures Micromosaic Mosaic

Glass mosaic

Pietra dura Pressed flower craft Scrimshaw Straw marquetr