Moscow sings odes to a lady's hat at the CHAPEAU 2013 exhibition

The CHAPEAU 2013 international exhibition was held in Moscow's Gostiny Dvor center on August 19-22, featuring over three hundred companies from Russia and many other countries.

Editor - Stakheev Vladimir, photos - Sokolova Olga, music - Lee Maddeford - "Chante Avec Moi"

The CHAPEAU 2013 international exhibition was held in Moscow's Gostiny Dvor center on August 19-22, featuring over three hundred companies from Russia and many other countries. Thanks to its specialized nature, CHAPEAU has also been an annual milestone in the Russian fashion industry throughout its entire 11-year history. The exhibition invariably boasts events and catwalk shows that echo the latest trends in contemporary Russian and global fashion.

The highlight of CHAPEAU 2013’s runway shows was the famous millinery brand from St. Petersburg, established by designer Anna Mikhailova and equally popular both in Russia and abroad. Fashionistas worldwide can be spotted flaunting Anna Mikhailova's hats at top racing events from the United Arab Emirates to Moscow.

As a lively addition to the beautiful and exquisite hats and bonnets, CHAPEAU also presented a variety of fancy headgear most extravagant in style and bold in their creation: hats resembling houses or flower beds, or wig hats, to name just a few. Guests particularly enjoyed an enormous fur hat that adorned the fur stand at the entrance to the exhibition hall. Anyone who felt like it was welcome to try on the unusual hat.

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