‘Cloche’ is the French word for ‘bell’ in English. Style-wise the hat holds up to his distinctive name, appearing in a bell-shaped, tight fitted design. Invented in 1908 by french designer Caroline Reboux the famous hat became especially popular during the 1920s, and continued to be commonly seen until about 1933. Today, the cloche hat can be counted in on the list of famous fashion classics.
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