In conjunction with the "Designed for a Modern Life" exhibition, Guest speaker Elizabeth Jachimowicz presented her research on mid-century hat designer Benjamin Green-Field last week. Jachimowicz is a former Curator of Costumes at the Chicago History Museum and currently writing a book on the milliner.
Known as Chicago's Mad Hatter, Green-Field achieved celebrity status for his whimsical millinery that featured the likes of panda's, lobsters, and playing cards. Originally the zany designs were intended only to catch the eye of passers by of his shop window, but he grew a loyal following during his 50-year career.
ISU Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management - AESHM
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