Monday, November 26, 2012

Matador Hats

The Spanish influence on fashion in the 1940's included whimsical matador-style hats to accessorize suits and dresses.

Miss Gene Marshall accessorizes her daytime ensemble with the hat from her matador costume she wore in the 1943 film Sea Spree for her flamenco dance number "Song of Spain".  OOAK silk dress and gloves are from PD Root.  Hat, fur, and purse are from Ashton Drake.  Gene is a restyled "Monaco" Gene Marshall from Ashton Drake.

Photo by Horst P. Horst
Two society ladies model matador hats, circa 1940.  Photo courtesy

Photo by Horst P. Horst
Another view of the same photo shoot.  Modelling these delightful matador hats are the future Mrs. William Paley (Babe) and the future Mrs. Ronald Tree.  Artwork by Goya.
Photo courtesy

Two Balenciaga hats inspired by the costume of the matador.  Photos courtesy

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