Lampshade hats were first referred to by that name in the early 1950s and the designs have endured to present day. The basic design is similar to a bucket hat, with a flat or rounded crown and either a long, flaring silhouette or a wide, down-tuned brim. The term has also been used to describe conical or mushroom hats.
Style inspirations can range from elaborate Victorian lamps to the mid-century modern desk lamp.
Dior showed a lot of lampshade designs in the 1950s and 1960s, both plain or elaborately decorated. Recent revivals have been done by John Galliano, Stephen Jones, and L’Wren Scott.
Lampshade can also refer to a wild, over-the-top, oversized hat design.
See Also: Bucket Hat , Flower Pot Hat
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