November 27, 2008

III Hat Week – III Semana del Sombrero

Filed under: III Hat Week,Millinery trivia and events,Other Millinery people — Cristina de Prada @ 11:50 pm

I’ve had an amazing time in Madrid, and I’ve made many wonderful new friends. Main among those are the splendid and magnificent Charo Iglesias and her daughter Henar (also a very talented milliner), as well as Clara Gortázar who makes beautiful hats and is great at organizing. Charo Iglesias is the driving force behind the “Asociación de Sombrereros” (Hatters Association) and also behind the Hat week.

Here is a picture of the exhibition (a big applause to Nina Pawlowsky for her wonderful idea of the chairs, and the fun way in which they are positioned):

We were featured on national television (Tele5), you can see it if you follow this link (by the way, I don’t know for how long this link will be good).

You can check out pictures of the hats on this link.

More on this amazing initiative (that ends tomorrow, 28th November 2008) in future posts!


  1. It has been a great pleasure to meet you also Cristina. I have enjoyed the exhibition very much, so many fantastic creations!! So many artists, all together… a very enrich experience 🙂
    I agree with you, next time we´ll have to meet in Barcelona. All the best… Nila

    Comment by Nila Taranco — November 28, 2008 @ 10:28 am

  2. Incredible! Amazing display, amazing hats! Kudos to you.

    Comment by Montez — November 28, 2008 @ 10:14 pm

  3. Oh how WONDERFUL!!! Congratulations to you and Nina and all the other milliners. So glad to see the Association getting noticed. Looking forward to having a Studio again soon too. Hugs, Kate Q:-)

    Comment by Kate — December 3, 2008 @ 7:17 pm

  4. Great pictures! and you should link to the youtube video, it’s absolutely fantastic!

    Comment by prima — December 4, 2008 @ 11:26 am

  5. wonderful site. we are driving to barcelona on sunday for a couple of days besides mokuba where would you suggest we visit? I have been making hats under Lucy Till near Uzes – france

    Comment by katya de Tourtoulon — November 6, 2009 @ 8:39 am

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