«Recognize yourself// Are you this cute person//Under the big boater hat...»
At his time, Apollinaire wanted to pay a tribute to the elegance of women and of hats. Then he drew this beautiful calligram displaying this delicate face with the halo of a boater.
Women had always had the whole load of options to adorn themselves and magnify their allure.
Totally woven-straw, flat and circular just like a pancake, always beautified by a ribbon, this headgear was very popular in the 19th century. It has kept its little glib character...perfect to stop by the first guinguette you'll see on your way!
Say hello to the wonderful days with your straw boater .
Genuine object of the heritage, the boater is the straw hat to put on during the summer. With its rather large flat edges and a flat crown, it gives a trendy and retro touch at the same time, which is appreciated by everyone. Celebrities such as Gabriel Chanel and Fred Astaire in <> used to wear that emblematic straw hat. In addition, it inspired several artists such as Paul Cézanne and his work "Paysan au canotier" (The peasant with the boater) in 1906. By wearing it, you will feel like putting your most beautiful dress on to go and take colours on the beach.
The name of this fashion accessory means "small boat" is Spanish and, in the beginning, it was a hat essentially worn by men, particularly by Venetian gondoliers, the town of lovers. Moreover, in the film << The Great Gatsby >>, Leonardo DiCaprio has got a boater that sublimes his dandy side. Nowadays, this hat for men and for women as well has come again into fashion thanks to designer houses which dare to reinvent this fashion accessory. Jessica Alba or Diane Kruger have fallen in love with that summer item which brings a bucolic touch to your look. Fashionistas even fight over this straw hat by wearing it pinched forward or tilted on one side to get a modern allure. So, dare the authentic straw boater that rhymes with the summer!