The VFG believes that informed selling and buying communities are good for the vintage-fashion industry as a whole, and all visitors to the website have access to the VFG resources. These are continually updated and constantly evolving, thanks to a dedicated volunteer staff.
Our blog features our picks of the freshest vintage items, member news and articles. We have also created a growing series of articles on some classic designers.
The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of vintage fashion.
The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international community of people with expertise in vintage fashion. VFG members enjoy a wealth of resources, avenues for promoting their shops and specialties, and camaraderie with others who share a common interest and passion.
The calot (French for cap) hat originated in 16th century France as a Juliet cap, named after Shakespeare’s character. Juliet caps were small, openwork styles and were usually lavishly embellished.
The calot, a 20th century revival of the Juliet cap, typically has a round crown and no brim and fits closely to the head, off the wearer’s face. The style became quite popular with European royals as a daytime hat. Juliet caps were and still are popular as evening and bridal wear.
Written by TheVintageFashionGuild
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Courtesy of alleycatsvintage
Courtesy of decotodisco
Courtesy of denisebrain
Courtesy of thespectrum
Courtesy of betterdressesvintage
1944 silk calot hat
1947 straw calot hat
1950s feathered calot hat
1950s rhinestone encrusted sweetheart bridal Juliet cap
1950s sequin Calot hat
1950s sequined Juliet cap
1955 Balenciaga calot hat
Costume or reproduction Juliet cap