Straw hat with swathed fabric crown

Fleur Young was working as a milliner's apprentice when she was called on to model in a fashion parade. She later set up her own millinery salon but during the 1950s and 1960s Fleur became known as a hat model. Fashion writers waxed lyrical about this 'milliner’s delight'. "The slim, expressive-faced Fleur Young is one of those fortunate people who can wear any hat ever designed – and with distinction," wrote one. 


Photographer: Unknown
Model Fleur Young
Copyright: Image © Auckland Star / Stuff
Designer: Faye Hunt
Garment type: Hat
Features: The hat has a swathed fabric crown.
Purchase location: Faye Hunt Salon, 4th Floor, City Chambers, Queen Street, Auckland
Label: Faye Hunt