Fashion & Beauty

Patricia Underwood: The Way You Wear Your Hat

The ultimate celebration of the hat. Renowned milliner Patricia Underwood presents a visually stunning and informative look at the transformative value of the hat. Featuring cloches, top hats, visors, wide-brimmed hats, berets, fedoras, turbans, trilbies, sun hats, and more, this spirited volume luxuriates in the multifariousness of one of the most diverse accessories. Underwood shares her inspirations—from art, cinema, historical periods, and nature—as well as sharing her favorite hats. She also offers her readers guidelines on how to choose a hat. The book’s lavish illustrations showcase Underwood’s many years of collaborations with such top-notch designers as Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Isaac Mizrahi, and a host of others. Images are drawn from the designer’s own archive, as well as editorial work from some of the world’s greatest fashion photographers, including Richard Avedon, Norman Parkinson, and Bruce Weber. This book is a must-have for any fashionista.

About The Author

Jeffrey Banks is a Coty Award–winning fashion designer of men’s and women’s apparel. He is the coauthor of Tartan: Romancing the Plaid, Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style, and Perry Ellis. Doria de la Chapelle is a freelance writer and coauthor of Tartan: Romancing the Plaid, Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style, and Perry Ellis. She has written on fashion, beauty, and style for Mademoiselle magazine and other publications. Isaac Mizrahi is an award-winning fashion designer, an accomplished author, and a television personality.

  • Publish Date: April 07, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 12
  • Pages: 192
  • US Price: $50.00
  • CDN Price: $50.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4478-4


"This is a wonderful book for fashionistas, and an interesting, if short, biography on Patricia Underwood’s career."

"The book is exquisitely crafted to provide the reader with everything he or she might need to know about millinery, millinery techniques, the designer’s inspirations, and her life. . . The authors have accomplished a book of the fashion genre that appeals to its reader on more levels than one can imagine."

"Stunning, gorgeous, informative--this is far more than a coffee table book to decorate your room. There's no doubt that after reading this book, you'll have a new appreciation for the role of 'The Hat' in that perfect outfit."

Author Bookshelf: Jeffrey Banks

Author Bookshelf: Doria de la Chapelle