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This example of the French Bibi Bonnet was the height of fashion in the early 1800's. It's popularity spread all over Europe and the States, and continued with variation until the end of the century. The vertical rise of the crown was designed to accomodate the hairstyle of the day, the Apollo's knot, which sat high atop the head. This is a perfect example of the design law, that form follows function.
As promised, I am beginning to add period reproduction hats to my shop. As an apparel/costume designer with 20 years in the theater, this is a dream come true to offer my period hats on ETSY. The prototypes are not for sale, and each hat listed in this section will be considered a custom order. Your head measurements will be all important, so we will need to CONVO about them. Please keep in mind that materials availability can sometimes vary, but every effort will be made to keep as close to the original as is humanly possible. The turn around time can also vary depending on the hat ordered. Generally, I require a 90 day work period, as these hats are built from scratch, including the frames! Please read store policy on returns before placing an order.
Orsini~MediciCouture Millinery

French Bibi Bonnet/1830's

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  • Materials: silk, cotton, buckrham, wire
  • Feedback: 144 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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