Posts Tagged ‘Barbette’

One of the assignments in the fashion history class I recently completed was to find historical fashion references in current fashion. In magazines we looked for examples covering ancient clothing to the 20th century and matched with historical images from books, plus we had to write a comment.

This week: The Fillet



This hat by Calvin Klein is much like a Fillet from the Middle Ages. Women in that period really loved their headdresses, some were quite sculptural. The Fillet was among the more modest designs and usually had a Barbette, or chin band.

Check back next week for another historical fashion reference.

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