VINTAGE HAT SHOWS

Over 30 years of research and professional millinery training have led to a successful second career as a teacher of millinery history, public speaker, and millinery consultant.  The current portfolio includes a series of interesting, educational and exciting lectures and dazzling vintage hat shows.  Topics include subjects such as Hat Styles Through the Decades, 150 years of Haute Couture Hats, History of Hat Making, Restoration Techniques, Famous Milliners and Hat Designers, History of Ostrich Farms and the Feather Trade, A Tour through Victorian Era Parisian Millinery Salons, A Titanic Era Edwardian Hat Show, Hollywood Hats, and  more.  An ever changing, dazzling display of rare antique or vintage hats accompanies every event.
Events can be hosted for corporations, museums, business associations, schools, fund raisers, charity events and historical societies, as well as custom shows for smaller groups of 25 or more. 
 As an example of the caliber of our presentations, a recent Southern California art gallery show of vintage French Haute Couture and American hats from our private collection, which I produced, was accepted to The Smithsonian Institute’s Art Walk calendar of events.  I am currently the Millinery Historian In Residence at the Pasadena Museum of History in California. 
 The theme of the lecture or display can be tailored to your specifications, or you may choose from the current list of themes.  We will be happy to work within your group or company’s budget to create a special event that is both affordable and memorable. 
NEW for 2012 
Antique Titanic Era Hats Fashion Show 
Our newest antique hat show for Spring and Summer 2012 is now in the works, and will be a very special afternoon commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of The Titanic.  Featuring a dazzling fashion show of genuine antique Edwardian Era hats, created by some of the most famous French and American milliners of all time, this event will be offered for a very limited number of engagements.   Perfect for your group’s  Titanic Era Tea or Charity event!  If you love Titanic Era hats, please contact us  for more information.  
We are located in the Southern California/Los Angeles area, but some of our vintage hat shows can travel to locations throughout the USA. 

Please contact Rue de la Paix at: for a list of current lectures and themes, and to arrange and reserve an upcoming show or lecture for your group.

Please check the CALENDAR OF EVENTS page on this website for some of our current events in your area.
PLEASE NOTE that we have only a few openings for the remainder 2011,  but are still currently accepting reservations and engagements for the Fall and Winter 2011 calendar of events.    Our Spring 2012 calendar is also available but is filling up quickly.   We hope to have the opportunity to visit you and your group in 2011 and 2012.

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