Vivian is having a blast picking out the hats. She is seeing designs she has not come across for a really long time. She has two delightful ones for us today starting with the letter D.
This is one of Vivian’s earliest classic hats and another all-time favourite. It was inspired by and in homage to Donna Karan, so she named the design Donna.
Donna Karan began her career as an assistant designer to Anne Klein in the late 1960s, where she was eventually promoted to associate designer in 1971. As Klein’s assistant, Karan was a participant in The Battle of Versailles Fashion Show on November 28, 1973.
When Anne Klein died in 1974, Takihyo Corporation of Japan became the new owner and Karan, together with her former classmate and friend Louis Dell’Ollio, became head designers of the house. The rest as they say is history.
Hattingdon does not have many hats whose names start with the letter “D”, but Vivian still had to do some to-ing and fro-ing while making her selection She finally decided on the Dewey percher, named after the Dewey Decimal system . . . naturally! Ain’t she sweet?
The Dewey Decimal system was first published in the United States by Melvil Dewey in 1876. He was also a founding member of the American Library Association. Go Melvil!
Aren’t you glad you stopped by? You not only get to see a cute hats but also pick up the occasional interesting nugget or two. See you again soon.
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