Hats and High Society: Vintage Photos

Gibson Girl - early 1900s Gibson Girl was the first national beauty standard for American women. Her neck was thin and her hair piled high upon her head in the contemporary bouffant, pompadour, and chignon ("waterfall of curls") fashions. The statuesque, narrow-waisted ideal feminine figure was portrayed as being at ease and stylish. She was a member of upper class society, always perfectly dressed in the latest fashionable attire appropriate for the place and time of day.

Amelia Earhart traded in her aviatrix hat for some Ascot millinery before leaving her hostess's London home

Sophia Loren in Givenchy, 1964

Mary, duchess of Beaufort
Louise Cromwell Brooks, circa 1911, was a Washington, D.C. socialite.
Jean Jacques Bugat, Vogue France 1948
Jacqueline Kennedy with a Pillbox hat
The Princess channeled Old Hollywood in her turban during a March 1989 tour of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

British Royalty, Princess Catherine