|Young Girl with Cage by Berthe Morisot|
|A small sample of hats on exhibit.|
A side exhibit offers you the opportunity to design your own hat. I declined, but in 2001, our Muny Theater sponsored a contest to promote an upcoming production of My Fair Lady. You were asked to draw a hat Eliza Doolittle might have worn. One of my designs (shown on the left below) placed third in a category. The prize was two free tickets to the production. (Third placed us a few rows below the free section.) The Muny, a respected outdoor venue, operates during the summer months. We were warm in our seats that hot, humid night but it did not come close to what the performers experienced in their head-to-toe Edwardian Era costumes. I tip my hat to them.
|My 2001 hat design entries.|