The Millinery Lesson

We have all admired the work of milliner Marie O’Reagan, who made hats for Queen Elizabeth II for several decades. Her story is beautifully told in Mike Southon’s short film, “The Millinery Lesson” which also gives an insightful view at the history of millinery over the past century. Watch it here.

Here are some of the more than 200 hats Marie made for Her Majesty, under her own label as well as those of Freddie Fox and Philip Somerville.

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10 thoughts on “The Millinery Lesson

  1. I finally got a 58-minute block of time, and thoroughly enjoyed the video on Marie O’Regan. Such a delightful person, she reminds me of my long departed Polish American grandmother – strict, exact, and above all, loving. I literally laughed out loud at her comment on how women can be. (This isn’t universal, is it?)

  2. Lovely hats here and so varied! I particularly like the grey one with blue trimming in the 3rd slideshow and the grey one with the pink underbrim in the last. Off to watch the film now!

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