4to. pp. 160. profusely illus. in colour & b/w. illustrated endleaves. glossary. biblio. index. boards. dw. [Edison]: Chartwell Books, .
A decade-by-decade look at the headturning moments in the millinery world. Hopkins explores the function and status of headwear, reflecting the social and political status quo, and examines the different roles hats have played in this century. As a reference tool Century of Hats draws distinctions between hat makers and milliners, men's and women's hats, and hand-made versus mass-produced hats. Explains the essence of traditional hat-making tools and techniques.