By  on April 29, 2013

MAD HATS: The death of the fascinator means more adventurous clients and a return to the hat for London milliners.

The annual summer spate of weddings, garden parties and races is sure to bring on many more toppers. Of course, there’s a class system attached to headwear, with fascinators — a spray of feathers or netting or a flower stuck onto a headband — coming embarrassingly at the bottom of the hierarchy. To wear a fascinator these days is to invite sneers and harsh judgment from fashion cognoscenti.

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