Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hats Off to Mona Ross

Library Exhibit Honors Famed Dallas Milliner

The Woman's Collection of TWU proudly presents a fashion retrospective of the 1930s and 1940s in a charming exhibit featuring a collection of 28 hats, each cataloged with instructions for wearing, by famed Dallas milliner Mona Ross.

Mona Ross was the owner of one of the first millinery shops in Dallas. She designed and created, on request, many hats for individuals and special occasions throughout the Dallas area. When she executed these custom designs, she also made a miniature version of each one. Upon her death, this collection of miniature hats came into the possession of Margaret Guy, Dallas County Home Extension Agent, who in turn donated the collection to Texas Woman's University in the late 1970s in order that it might be properly preserved and displayed.

The hats are on display, for a limited time, in the TWU Woman's Collection on the second floor of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus. The exhibit is available for viewing during
regular library hours and is free and open to the public.

Contributors: TWU Libraries Woman's Collection Staff and Sandy Cochran

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