Here's a photo of a vintage hat in the March edition of a famous fashion magazine. (Update: I have learned that the hat is a newly created concoction using one of a kind vintage materials)
HOW cute is the question though.
How much do you think this little veiled pillbox is going for?
(Don't peek until you have decided what you think it is priced at.)
You got your price?
Then start scrolling down.
The correct answer: $465 USD
The hat is from Ellen Christine millinery
Ellen often supplies Vogue and Harper's with vintage (update: and newly created) hats at eye popping prices.
(Update: Re Ellen's comment in the comments...the hat has SOLD! Bravo Ellen!)
The picture is part of a one page spread in the current March 2008 Vogue magazine, where one woman talks about style.
I thought it was interesting to note that the magazine mention Schiaparelli several times, and then slipped in a picture of one of her signature hat boxes as well.
Shoot, I see Schiaparelli hats in their original Schiaparelli hat boxes on ebay about once a month.
Usually they go for a whole lot less than $195....for example, here's one box and hat on auction even as I type!
Just thought you'd be interested in knowing more about vintage hats.
If you rather liked the pillbox, may I suggest you go on ebay, type in "pillbox hat veil" and enjoy looking at same kinds of pillbox hats priced at a fraction of the one above.
(If you want to, leave a comment about how much you *thought* the pillbox hat was going for!)