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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Cloche Hat?

    Februar 27th, 2017

    The well known cloche hat was invented by the Parisian milliner and French fashion designer Caroline Reboux (1837-1927) in 1908. Due to the fitted, bell-shaped form of her invention, she named her hat – “cloche” hat, a French translation of the English word “bell”. The hat even shaped hairstyles and became especially popular during the 1920s, and continued to be commonly seen until about 1933.

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    Cloche Hat

    September 21st, 2011

    ‘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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    Caroline Reboux

    September 21st, 2011

    Caroline Reboux, French fashion designer, lived from 1837 to 1927. Reboux is well known for inventing the famous cloche hat in 1908. The ‘Queen of the Milliners’ and well known as the one and only creative fashion hat designer back then, opened her first hat shop in Paris in 1865. In the 1920s, Reboux was also the first designer who added a veil to a woman’s hat.
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