Top hat

Worn by Arletty

  • Caroline Reboux

  • Label : 'Caroline Reboux / 9 AVENUE MATIGNON-PARIS'
  • Gift of Mademoiselle Paule Gaspart
  • 1941
  • Black silk plush, grosgrain sweatband, black cord around the base of the crown.
  • GAL1979.44.27
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

This top hat was specially designed by famous Paris milliner Caroline Reboux for the actress Arletty, who is seen wearing it in the closing scene of Roger Richebé's Madame Sans-Gêne (1941). After the film's release this type of headgear appeared more and more frequently in women's magazines and the top hat became fashionable again.

Notice's author : Marie-Laure Gutton