Hats! A Cultural and Aesthetic History

  • Wed, January 18, 2023
  • Wed, January 25, 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • Wed, January 18, 2023, 9:30 AM 11:00 AM (EST)
  • Wed, January 25, 2023, 9:30 AM 11:00 AM (EST)
  • Online

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Tricorns, turbans, bonnets, top hats, fedoras, baseball caps! The hat has been a beloved, practical, and often socially necessary garment throughout Western fashion history. This 2-part class includes an overview of some of the most creative hat styles dating from the Greeks to the present times, examining their design, materials, embellishments, and even the processes involved in their making. Dr. Eberle will examine how hats inform the way people move and gesture, and how hats “complete” an aesthetically acceptable costume in any given historical period. In addition, students will see how hats functioned as cultural, political, and religious markers, and explore what made millinery an attractive, lucrative, but sometimes downright dangerous profession. Why not wear a favorite hat to this ZOOM class?.


Suzanne Eberle, Ph.D. is a professor of Art History at Kendall College of Art & Design. Her areas of specialization include Modern and Contemporary Art, as well as art related to issues of the body, including the History of Fashion.

Cancellations are non-refundable within 48 hours of this event.

North Central Michigan College • 1515 Howard Street, Petoskey, MI 49770

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