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Most famous hatter Mr John

Most famous hatter Mr John hats

Most famous hatter Mr John hats

The most famous hatter in 1950s was German born American fashion designer John P. John (1902-1993), who worked under the name Mr John. As stated by “New York Times” in the 1940s and 1950s, Mr. John hats were no less popular than Christian Dior dress. This name is associated with elegance and style. Hollywood studios ordered him hats for stars such as Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford. Among his clients were the Duchess of Windsor, Lauren Bacall, Gloria Swanson. The most famous work of John for the movie were hats for “Gone With the Wind”, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, and “The Painted Veil”. Ladies of high society, wives of millionaires, actresses, opera singers – all dreamed about his hats. At the peak of his career, John P. John produced annually 16,000 hats under different brand names.

1940, Scarlet's hat from the movie 'Gone with the Wind' was so popular that John made similar for sale

1940, Scarlet’s hat from the movie ‘Gone with the Wind’ was so popular that John made similar for sale

The career of John (then Hans Harberger) began in 1919 with the fact that his family emigrated from his native Germany to the United States. Settling in a new place, his mother opened the hat shop in New York, where John started working as an apprentice. There he learned the basics of hatter business.

1950s

1950s. Elegance and style of Mr John hats

In 1929, John opened his business with Frederic Hirst. The shop was called “John Frediriks.” Very soon he became known and popular with fashionistas. In 1948, John formed his own company and called it “Mr. John”, with his own line of hats, jewelry and stockings.

1953

1953. Elegance and style of Mr John hats

In the 1970s, women’s hats went out of fashion, and John was forgotten, although until his death he continued to create hats for several loyal clients. In his declining years he was fond of saying: “I can not imagine what I would do in the paradise, if get there. I won’t be able to improve halo”.

1963

1963. Elegance and style of Mr John hats

Marlene Dietrich in The Lady Is Willing, 1942

Marlene Dietrich in The Lady Is Willing, 1942

Most famous hatter Mr John hats

Most famous hatter Mr John hats

Most famous hatter Mr John hats

Most famous hatter Mr John hats

Most famous hatter Mr John hats

Most famous hatter Mr John hats

Mr John and his model. 1950s

Mr John and his model. 1950s

Mr John and his model

Mr John and his model

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