Milliner Profile: Otto Lucas Posted on February 22, 2022 by Royal Hats The Museum of London shared this brilliant profile of Otto Lucas, a milliner who rose to prominence during the 1930s. It’s well worth a watch. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Museum of London (@museumoflondon) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
Many thanks, HatQueen. This is a wonderful and wonderfully informative clip. So many details that are so revealing about the person and the times. The wings on that first coral hat are scintillating. As you occasionally say about eh tilt of a hat, swoon!
It is too bad his company closed when he died. I love that the hat pins were made to match the hat. They should still make matching hat pins today!
Great video! We occasionally see short videos of milliners crafting their designs one at a time, so it’s fascinating to see an atelier in action. I agree with Jake that the three hats could be worn today.
Wow, thanks for sharing this fantastic video HatQueen! I’ve never heard of Otto Lucas before sadly, but grateful to learn about him today. Those 3 hats they showed definitely would not look out of place among today’s millinery designs.
I’ve read from several sources that he made hats for the Duchess of Windsor. His prominence in London makes me suspect his designs adorned other royal heads as well.