Crumpets & Crowns

Monday, April 18, 2016
10:00 a.m.

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The perfect opportunity to show off your favorite hat (except for at the Kentucky Derby, that is)! Join us for a delightful English tea and a fascinating presentation on the history and art of hat making with the Chicago Millinery Collective.  Begin your morning perusing the special exhibition Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times, which features not only exquisite fashions, but also extraordinary hats from Downton Abbey.  Chicago-area milliners Veronica Chin and Lisa Farrell will discuss Downton Abbey’s influence on millinery today. Couture designers such as Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, and Ralph Lauren are inspired by the fashions of Downton which can currently be seen on the runway and in fashionable boutiques. They will also discuss the evolution of hats and their historic backstories from the Edwardian era to the Roaring Twenties.

Following the presentation, the Chicago Millinery Collective will host a trunk show. Purchase your own chic chapeau! A portion of the proceeds with be donated to the Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

Veronica Chin is a Chicago based milliner who was introduced to the art of millinery thirty-five years ago as a fledgling fashion design instructor. Inspired by her students, Veronica started her own business, Burning Bush Millinery, in 1988. Today, she pursues her love of millinery through teaching workshops around the U.S. and selling her couture hats at a variety of events.

Lisa Farrell has her own millinery shop and studio in downtown Highland Park. Inspired by the millinery salons of Paris, Ooh-La-La, her tres chic boutique, showcases her work in a sumptuous setting. The shop’s stunning decor features the sculptural beauty of Lisa’s collection of over 400 vintage hat blocks, which she uses to shape her lavish and lovely creations.

Doors open at 9:45 a.m.
10-11 a.m. - View the exhibition
11-12 p.m. - Tea and presentation
12-1 p.m. - Trunk show

Refunds and exchanges are permitted up to 24 hours in advance of the program start time or exhibition admission time by calling 312-482-8933, ext. 21 or in person at the Driehaus Museum. Program and exhibition tickets are non-refundable within 24 hours of the program start time or the exhibition entry time.

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