Get creative with our colour in Hat Designs

07/04/2020

We have been going through the archives and have discovered incredible original hat designs by Madge Chard. These design books show how customers' hat shapes were created and logged. Why not get creative and use these beautiful designs as fun colouring in pages. Please share your creations with us by tagging us on instagram #vvrouleaux.

VVR Madge Chard Colouring Pages (click to print)

Madge Chard was a Mayfair milliner in the 50's and Annabel was given her design books by Ernest Gelbard when he closed his South Molton Street shop. Extraordinarily Annabel's mother worked there!

There is also a great film of Madge Chard. The commentary may be a little dated but her ideas are perfect if you are going a little stir-crazy with the kids...

Madge Chard hat designs
Each page was divided into squares and the customer's name and design noted. You can colour them in with as much colour as possible.
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VVR Green pleated ribbon hat
Annabel created this wonderful green ribbon pleated hat, inspired by Madge Chard
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