Nothing so epitomises the Jazz Age like a cloche hat. First appearing around 1914 in designs by French milliners Lucy Hamar and Caroline Reboux, it was a reaction against the wildly extravagant picture hats of the Belle Epoque, groaning under the weight of their embellishment. It summed up the modern, practical spirit of a world of female emancipation, motoring and minimalism. The cloche looked fresh and youthful and crucially, helped to keep newly bobbed hair smooth and sleek, as it still does perfectly today.
#LHW London Hat Week 6-12 October 2016
And check out Jazz Age Style at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum at their Autumn blockbuster exhibition – http://www.ftmlondon.org/