I love this image captured by photographer Edward Steichen in 1928. Women from this era always look so effortlessly chic and a big part was their great cloche hats. Cloche actually is French for bell and bell accurately describes the shape of the hat. The cloche became very popular in the 1920s even though the first cloche had been created in 1908.
I believe I've mentioned that I love hats and love wearing them. I was obviously born a generation too late.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
And I was so excited to see the hat I had just purchased from Anthropologie featured in their catalogue that I could not resist trying to replicate the look and demeanor of the model.
Considering I shot the pic using a cheap camera, a tripod and a timer it was worth a laugh.
I know the hat shape is not a classic cloche but, when I actually pull the hat down on my head it fits and looks very cloche like.