Benoit Missolin and his hats

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Benoit Missolin and I were on the jury in Montreux last week. I had not seen him for a bit so I wanted to know what he’d been up to. He told me  that since he stopped designing men’s and women’s collections he has been designing hats and it is going really well. Less stress, great orders, limited editions. In Paris you can find them at Bon Marche and Franck & Fils. All hats are made by hand and he limits the entire production for a season to 300 hats. Here are a few:


hats by Benoit Missolin photographs by Vincent Gapaillard

"each hat has his own story
each hat has a name of a friend, a fianc

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.