|I KNOW I would have begged for this hat!|
During this time in Paris, over 1000 millinery shops were in business. Today there are only 40 such shops in business. Degas loved the millinery. It was said that he liked to create hats as well as paint the women wearing them.
My daughter, a professor of fashion, came down to see this special event. Her dad and I tagged along. How often do you get an expert to walk you through an exhibit? We had a wonderful time and saw some wonderful works of art in both paintings and millinery.
After exploring the exhibit, we spent a little time in a delightful gift shop that is set up right by the exhibit. Full of jewelry, hats (of course) and books of all kinds, including a special book about the Degas exhibit. If you are in the St. Louis area, it is a delightful exhibit to see. It is open through May 7, 2017.