42nd Street: The Hats

The next show I’ll be working on is called 42nd Street and it’s set in 1933.  I wanted to do a little bit of research on some fashion and relevant information about the time period and I thought I’d share it with you!

Let’s start with hats!

These are examples of “Cloche” hats.  Cloche is the French word for bell.  They were quite popular in the 1920s through the very early 1930s, although it started to be more fashionable to turn up the brim in the early 30s.  By 1934 these hats would have been considered out of date. I think some of the girls in the company of “Pretty Lady” (The show within a show of 42nd Street) would still be wearing these Cloche hats because they wouldn’t have had the money to buy the new style because of the depression.  Although, they would’ve been aware that they were risking being “behind the times”.  

Here are some more fancy versions of hats of this era!

I love these styles!  I think they’re totally wearable today!

For example..

Omg.. babies wearing Cloches… I love it!

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