Looking upon an entire rounder of vintage couture and daily-wear garments in Union Square, I noticed two Galanos sun hats, and one Sylvia Fletcher, straw-woven, displayed in a semi-circle of hat stands. I thought back to the advice of Christian Dior, an old fashioned man. At a time, even 1946, when hats were worn less, Dior refused to show a collection without them. “Personally I consider a woman without a hat is not completely dressed…’How pretty you look today!’ often means no more than: ‘How well your hat suits you!’”

 

 

All vintage merchandise INA Union Square: Jean Muir black skirt, Givenchy silk blue and black polka-dotted blouse, Calvin Klein mule, Chanel handbag; Sylvia Fletcher straw hat; Chloe silk belted button-down dress, L'autre Chose metallic platform sandal, Galanos white hat; Geoffrey Beene pink and black lace dress with high collar, Giambattista Valli platform pump; Saint Laurent silk red and black polka-dotted blouse, Chanel handbag; Geoffrey Beene gray knit asymmetrical buttoned dress, Hermes scarf, Chanel ballet flats; Galanos silk white and light blue dress with ruffled seams, Chanel No. 5 embroidered flats.