Pretty flowers, expert styling, and flattering designs characterize some of the features that define high fashion hats of the 1950s to 1980s. This comprehensive book combines over 700 color photographs with carefully researched facts about historical events, hairstyles, and hat designers in each decade. See the hats Christian Dior, Sally Victor, Mr. John, Halston, Oleg Cassini, Adolfo, Oscar de la Renta, and other designed for their exclusive and general clientele. An extensive millinery glossary is very useful and period photographs of women in the neighborhood proudly wearing their best hats are delightful today. Fashion collectors will drool at the images and current designers will love the inspiration. Hats are becoming again an important fashion accessory.