Hats Off

Headwear in SPARC's Periodicals Collection

Although now sadly mostly out of fashion, for centuries headwear was an absolute must to complement any outfit. From the top hat to the swim cap, toques to ribbons, headwear reflected the trends of the time. In this digital exhibition, SPARC Intern Claire Kalikman curated one dozen of the best examples of fashionable headwear featured in SPARC's periodicals collection. She strives to show what influenced the way fashionable headwear changed through the decades, from the 1770s to 1920s. We hope this will be an enjoyable way for you to discover some of SPARC's rarest and most precious periodicals.

Most of the information for this exhibition comes from FIT's Fashion History Timeline.


Curated by Claire Kalikman, Intern, FIT Library Special Collections and College Archives