Holy hats, Batman! The Millinery Exhibit at the Danbury Museum

June 7, 2011 in Costume, Design, Fashion, Fashion Anthropology, Style by alliemcc

Mega millinery is now up for viewing at the Danbury Museum. Read my preview here, with an interview with the guest curator.

And here's what folks were wearing at the exhibit opening this past Saturday, June 4:

I had a nice chat with this lovely lady, a Museum volunteer whose name I forgot, who helped with researching newspaper articles and ads for hat shops as part of the exhibit.

Her whole look is just perfectly pert, and classy – really impressive color work. Lucky for her, she was getting double duty out of her outfit because she had a New Orleans-style jazz funeral/memorial to attend later in the day.

Another classy outfit. Not traditional summer colors, but that cardigan is so preppy and cute, it feels summery.

The Mayor's wife, Phyllis Boughton, who "cut the ribbon" for the exhibit, and spoke about her love of hats and pride in Danbury's enterprising women. We had an interesting conversation later about how much her husband criticizes her hats — I would expect such a smart, independent lady to give less of a shit what her husband thinks, but…

Very classy black and white outfit, but the white coat was a little too medical…

[Former?] Museum Director Brigid Guertin, sporting an adorable fascinator designed by guest curator Erika Askin (several more designs for sale in the gift shop!).

Guest curator, my friend, Erika Askin, looking oh-so-very late 1910's – early '20s bohemian artist…