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Hats Off!

Start Date 30 April 2013
End Date 13 August 2013
Venue McCord Museum
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Curator Nicole Grenier
Exhibition with two hat stands with wire shaped as faces displaying hats.
Exhibition with a hat on display.
Exhibition with hat stand with wire shaped as a face displaying a hat.

The Hats Off! exhibition presents 80 hats of a wide variety of purposes and styles, showcasing this clothing accessory that was long a wardrobe staple in Quebec, particularly between the 1920s and 1970s.

The cap may have replaced the hat in recent years, but the fact remains that the hat was once an indispensable accessory worn to social events big and small.

Images courtesy of the McCord Museum, Ontario, Canada.