Hydrangea hat

Hydrangea hat

Designed by 'Paulette' - Paulette Marchand (1900-84)
Silk hydrangea blooms and leaves
Paris, France
About 1955
Bequeathed by Ernestine Carter
Museum no. T.247-1984

Milliner 'Paulette' (Paulette Marchand) established her eponymous millinery shop in 1939, first on the Avenue Victor-Emmanuel and later the Avenue Franklin D Roosevelt. 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.