We love this curiously stylish newspaper hat that a new dealer wore in 1947 in Paris at Place de la Concorde. Captured by the great Inge Morath.  Dig the little ends turned up. “Chic” can be fashioned out of pretty much anything!


With thanks to Chris Eldredge! 

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4 replies on “Chic Newspaper Hat (Inge Morath)

  1. Ha! This reminds me of something that I saw last week – a boy at the waterpark had fashioned a temporary visor out of a huge lilypad he’d found in the creek, and was sporting it proudly. I’d done a similar, beer-fueled improvisation while on a river float in my 20’s and lost my hat – tied the stem of a huge leaf to my ponytail holder, and angled the leaf over my head to provide some much-needed shelter from the sun. My friends were so embarrassed, until other people who were desperate to avoid sunburns started doing the same thing 🙂

  2. I love the lilypad/giant leaf hat idea. So cool and stylish in summer… (:

  3. This is a picture of Ilse Bing

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