The Hat’s Have It
Today I feel inspired by headwear.
I can not be entirely sure, but at least the first two subjects of these photos are girls from the Ziegfeld Follies. I’ll be posting more on them later, but for now I couldn’t resist having a wee giggle at some of the more spectacular headwear on offer from times past.
Vegas showgirls have got nothing on this. Utterly glorious.
This picture could almost be titillating, if one’s eyes weren’t so completely distracted by the sheepskin car cover/flying nun habit on this lovely lady’s head. It’s no wonder she looks so miserable, being strangled by that…. contraption.
I seem to remember my parents having a cane chair not dissimilar to this in the ’70’s. Minus the feathers, of course, but ti’s still an uncanny likeness. I can’t help but wish she was standing up, with those lovely flared trousers.
What can I say? So wonderful. Oh, she has boobs? I was so taken with the ridiculous and slightly wonky nature of her head dress, and the look on her face which says, “Hurry up and take the photo and let me out of this stupid outfit or I WILL KILL YOU”. At a guess, I would say she is representing an ancient pagan mythic character. If she isn’t, I have nothing.
And here we have the winner from the 1950-something Las Floristas Headdress Ball. I am so impressed that this headdress is as tall as the woman wearing it, and not only that, but it features something resembling a mummy…. or is it an Oscar statue? And are those flames real? Probably not…
Either way, simply wonderful.