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Turban | House of Lanvin | France | 1942 | straw string, taffeta | Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris | Museum #: GAL1979.95.1

1940-1945, France - Brown turban, by “Davis“, Paris - During the Second World War women started to wear turban-like arranged scarfs. The Parisian milliner Davis created a fixed turban form using woollen felt.

A Jeanne Lanvin couture robe de style, 'La Mascotte', Spanish collection, 1925. A Jeanne Lanvin couture robe de style, 'La Mascotte', Spanish collection, 1925. un-labelled, of ivory crêpe de chine edged in scarlet, with cross-over front panels, with red silk ties to waist, the skirt embroidered with chain stitched roundels in scarlet and ivory, edged in gold thread, the inner hem with stiffened scalloped band to hold the shape, bust approx. 86-92cm,

French-born Lilly Daché was the most celebrated milliner in the United States during the 1930s and 40s - a time during which hats were the centerpieces of a woman's wardrobe. Her wildly-creative hat designs were coveted by all fashion-minded females and touted as status objets by practically ever major movie star of the day, including Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Carmen Miranda, and Jean Harlow.

Headwrap style hat (image 2) | Blanche & Simone | France; Paris | 1900-1933 | silk velvet | FIDM Museum | Museum #: 2009.5.21