Where did milliners come from? How does it take 5 hours to choose a hat? What did Ouled Naïl women wear on their head? More wonderful paintings of hats and their owners.
Why did Bosch show people wearing funnels on their heads? Why the Roundheads? How to tell priestly rank by the hat, and more about chaperons and top hats.
The recent exhibition of Sargent’s informal portraits raises questions not so much about his work, but more about his critics.
Computers and devices like iPhones and iPads are a fashion market in themselves. Not only have we chosen a fairly exclusive fashion label in Apple, but we engage in all sorts of accessorising too.