Monday, April 28, 2008

1900s Veiled Hats vs. Marc Jacobs Veils

While studying for my fashion history exam, I came across this picture from 1903 which looks very familiar to a fall 2008 look...


In the early 20th century, cars weren't enclosed and roads weren't perfect, so a lot of dirt and dust got kicked up in the air. This led to women wearing veils to protect their faces and long coats, called duster coats, to protect their pretty dresses.

Here's another similar example, circa 1910, that probably wasn't used for riding in cars.

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