Madame Paulette, Paris black silk cocktail hat 1980s
Madame Paulette,Paris, black silk/black velvet cocktail hat 1980s...Milliner 'Paulette' (Paulette Marchand, 1900-84) established her eponymous millinery shop in 1939, first on the Avenue Victor-Emmanuel and later the Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt in Paris.
She worked throughout the war, designing for Robert Piguet. She went on to create hats for Schiaparelli, Chanel, Cardin, Ungaro, Mugler, and Laroche. She designed hats for Greta Garbo and Edith Piaf, and designed the Duchess of Windsor's hat for the Duke's funeral. She received the Legion of Honour in 1974, and continued working up until her death (Courtesy of the V&A)...From the 1980s and one of her final collections a gorgeous black silk & velvet cocktail hat, classic style with an 80s twist,and a sexy veil, unworn and with the original box.
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