The Girl With A Hat

Big history of the small "Beret"

 

The Beret

 
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THE BERET: HISTORY OF A 100% FRENCH HAT

 
 

Iconic symbol of French culture, the beret is the national head covering par excellence.

WHERE DOES HE COME FROM?

Most of the time people thinks that the Beret comes from Pays basque. In fact, He is born near to Pau at 15th Century: So, he is a pure product of bĂ©arnaise region. At this moment, the Pyrenean shepherds themselves knitted beret with their sheep wool, to keep them out cold and rain, quickly became popular and is spreading into military ranks. 

Tough, warm, waterproof and resistant, armies worldwide adoption. It is also worn by schoolchildren and student fraternities. 

But it was the Second World War that will give it new life and make the beret one of the symbols of the resistance.

THE BERET : A TRUE FASHION ACCESSORY

Over time leaves little by little beret uniforms to become a true everyday accessory. He finds himself on the head numerous sports, golfers, mountain climbers, tennis players or cyclist. 

Popularised by the movie stars in the 30s like Michele Morgan or Greta Garbo then Brigitte Bardot, The beret eventually became "bon chic, bon genre" and goes on the catwalk thanks to Coco Channel.

Iconic symbol of French culture, the beret is the national head covering par excellence.

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The female beret remains an indispensable fashion accessory and timeless as stylists and designers take up and away to infinity. One of its main qualities is its ability to reflect the personality or the mood of the person wearing it as his way to adjust it : sometimes playful , sometimes sober, arrogant or flippant , childish or " couture.

More than just a hat, the beret is a real state of mind of the French, that we are proud to wear. Today many celebrities call this hat to date, we have been able to see especially Kate Middleton wear it, or Leighton Meester repeatedly in Gossip Girl. And this fashion virus is caught by men also like a lot of korean male artists who find a perfect fit with your aigue fashion style.

With its vintage feel, and "so Frenchy", the beret became fond of fashion. It comes in the winter beret cap.

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