September is New York Textile Month. A group of designers from a variety of disciplines created this unique event to help the general public to better comprehend and embrace the textiles of life. Events, talks, walks, demonstrations, and exhibitions concerning cloth will be hosted throughout the city. The Milliners Guild will participate in this event with an exhibition of hats to celebrate all things textile. Check back here as the date approaches for more information about this year's venue. Visit textilemonth.nyc to learn more.
Due to the (unrealized) thunderstorms that were forecast for July 14, our Mill-About in celebration of Bastille Day has been postponed to Sunday, July 16 at 4pm. We will gather at Crepe Suzette in Chelsea Market from 4-5pm. At 5pm, we will walk to the 16th Street entrance to the High Line, then assemble on the High Line above 18th Street. Please join us for this fun event, and wear your finest in French inspired millinery!
Every year, the Headwear Association gives away hats around the country to promote sun protection. This year, members Evetta Petty (Harlem's Heaven), Monika Stebbins (Hat Shop Madison), and Julia Knox (East Village Hats) will host this hat giveaway event at their shops. Many styles and colors will be available. Contact the individual stores to find out what time they will be hosting this event on June 22. It's more important than ever to protect your skin, so be sure to wear a hat every time you go outside!
Individual members of the Milliners Guild will be selling hats in the gift shop of the Garden City Hotel, near Belmont Park. Americans are becoming increasingly aware of the excitement of racing fashion, and this is your opportunity to find many different styles of spectacular hats in one location. The shop is open from 10am to 10pm. You can visit belmontstakes.com for more information about the races.
Machiavelli, a restaurant on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, will be hosting an exhibition of hats by members of the Milliners Guild. All the hats on display are available for sale. Stop by this fabulous restaurant, have a wonderful meal, and enjoy the creations of the Milliners Guild.
Nancy Deihl co-authored the book, The History of Modern Fashion, with Daniel James Cole.
Location and other details will be sent to individual members.
The MAD Ball will be held at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. Our artist and art-filled celebration, emceed by Simon Doonan, will begin at 6:30pm with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner, the awards presentation, and live entertainment at 7:30pm, concluding with an after party at 9:00pm.
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will honor luminaries from the worlds of art, fashion, real estate, and design at its most highly anticipated event of the year, the MAD Ball. Honorees exemplify the Museum’s mission to celebrate leadership and the creative process through which materials are crafted into objects and design that enhance contemporary life.
Contact your favorite milliner for artful headwear!
The dynamic Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony of Venezuela open Carnegie Hall’s 2016–2017 season with music for the dance. This is a gala evening you will never forget.
5:30 PM, Cocktail Reception, 7 PM Concert, 8:30 PM Dinner and Dancing the in the Grand Ballroom at the Waldorf Astoria.
Contact your favorite milliner for Black Tie appropriate headwear!
Each year the Armory creates an immersive environment with entertaining artists and imaginative performances that could only take place within our spaces, and the 2016 gala is no exception. Join in this year and be prepared for yet another unforgettable evening unlike any other you have experienced before.
Honoring Michael R. Bloomberg
Artistic Honoree Rob Ashford
Contact your favorite milliner for fascinating headwear to complete your ensemble!
Parktoberfest on the Oval Lawn | Enter at 24th Street and Madison Ave, NYC
Attire: Fall Festive
Have fun in Madison Square Park at an evening of local fare, drinks, and dancing with park neighbors and friends. Food provided by neighborhood eateries including Black Barn, The Cannibal, Covina, The Little Beet Table, Park Avenue Autumn, Tacombi, and Tarallucci e Vino, and beverages provided by Anheuser-Busch and Josh Cellars. See website for ticket information.
Contact your favorite milliner for Fall Festive headwear!
Celebrating September as Textile Month in New York City, the Milliners Guild is collaborating with the NYC Fire Museum with pieces handcrafted by Guild members in various materials, each an individual homage to the bravery and passion of firemen throughout history. The pieces will be on display starting September 15th. The installation will remain in place for two weeks only, housed on the gorgeous second floor of this hidden gem of a museum, amid the Turn-of-the-Century helmets and archival fire apparatus that sparked the idea for this "collection". Hats are hot stuff, and the Museum's expansive collection of international helmets and headgear lends itself to creativity.
The museum is open 7 days a week from 10am - 5pm. Admission is $8, $5 for children 12 and under, seniors, and college students with ID. Children under 2 are free.
PLEASE NOTE: the museum will be closed Saturday, September 24, for a private event.
The Milliners Guild will be joining the Madison Square Park Conservancy for their Hydrangea Hurrah! The Milliners Guild will be demonstrating headbands, crowns, and fascinators made from willow, vines and fresh flowers, and Ellen Christine will give a lecture on the history of hats, with a fashion show to to follow.
We will also have fun making paper hats and ribbon boutonnieres with the kids. Please come join us for all the hatty fun!
Members of the Milliners Guild will be participating in a hat shop at ArtsBash, ArtsWestchester's Annual event. The opening party is Friday, May 20, and the festivities (and hat shop!) will go on through Saturday, May 21 at 5pm. Please come and enjoy the activities and buy a hat from your favorite milliner! Click the link for more information.
Our exhibit at City Lore has been extended to November 15!
Ellen-Christine, world renowned milliner and President of the Milliners Guild, will be giving a lecture, Every Hat Tells a Story, on September 22 from 7-8pm
Hatterday, a craft program for kids, will be hosted by City Lore on September 24.
Mad Hatters showcases the identities that New Yorkers carve out for themselves by donning a simple piece of headware in a crowded city. With special attention to the City’s defining grassroots folk cultures, the exhibit pays tribute to NYC’s master milliners while also documenting and celebrating the men and women who proudly wear hats to express their cultural traditions or simply for the hell of it. The show features a series of special hats made for the show by the New York Milliners Guild, illustrating “New York hat-itude.”
Presented in association with the Westchester Arts Council which staged the show “Hattitude” in 2015 at their White Plains Gallery.