StyleFile #26: The Hat Scene Of 1968

In the late 1960’s teen-age idols like Francoise Hardy, Mia Farrow, and Geraldine Chaplin were shaking up the fashion world by wearing hats- not just any hats, but men’s hats- derbies, caps and ten gallons. These photographs from a 1968 Look Magazine claim that “like the popular mini-skirts, hats are making their way up the fashion ladder.”


A wide-brimmed felt hat by Halston is worn by Penelope Tree. Her white linen sashed dress designed by Stan Herman sold for $45.


Reading the current “Police Gazette”was Prue Hooper looking rather Chaplinesque in her straw derby hat by Halston, Mister Pants suit, and a polka-dot tie from Tie City.


The model Murphy Damron talked with artist Peter Max while wearing her bright yellow felt derby from Mary Quant.


Designer Diana Dew showed off a pair of striped pants of reflecting orange and gray that sold for $25. Check out her felt cowboy hat and jacket that have a light-up star. The motorcycle was a Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH.


Wearing an outfit of her own design- matching checked pants and cap, Suzi Murphy relaxes with her dog named “Broadway at 46th Street.” Behind her is co-owner of the Elaine restaurant, Donald Ward.


Under a Bergdorf purple wool crepe cap worn to one side is Penelope Tree.


4 thoughts on “StyleFile #26: The Hat Scene Of 1968

  1. laughing ~ bookmarked this page ! I have to remind my husband why I refuse to throw some clothing items away. Thank you.

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