Here’s proof….my little LFG a few years ago, sporting her pill box hat, wearing her kindergarten uniform and choking poor Gromit to death in a loving hug. Now top that.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Roy and the Pillbox Hat
Milliner Roy Frowick (1932-1990)… born in Iowa, raised in Indiana and creator of Jackie Kennedy’s inaugural pill box hat.
I’m no women’s fashion guru but they say that his association with that woman and that hat catapulted him to fame. Here’s some additional skinny on the story…
“The popularity of the pillbox hat increased during the post–World War II (1939–45) era and reached its peak at the 1961 inauguration of President John F. Kennedy (1917–1963), when his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy (1929–1994), wore a simple, unadorned bone wool pillbox hat designed by Halston (1932–1990). Previously, Mrs. Kennedy did not favor hats of any kind, but she was so taken by Halston's design that the pillbox hat became her trademark”.
Jackie looked great in her pill box hats. She looked great in anything. However, she didn’t corner the market on pill box hat duende.