This year’s young bride has a new style – as simple as the wood violets she carries, as fresh as the wood violet cologne she chooses. Her wedding dress, designed by MLLE, with no train, no veil, and a look of utter innocence, is of imported organdie, floor length all around, over a rayon taffeta slip.
I chose this cover today partly because of the cap the young bride is wearing. It is a form of the Juliet cap, which poster Bonnie mentioned she wore to the prom in the 1960s.
As in the 1960s, the 1936 film version of Romeo and Juliet triggered a fashion for the Juliet cap, or calot. Juliet was portrayed by Norma Shearer, who did justice to the little cap. It was considered to be a romantic hat for weddings or evening wear, and was often made of lace or mesh. I know so little about hats that I always turn to Susan Langley and her excellent Vintage Hats & Bonnets 1770-1970, and so thanks to her for the nice information about the Juliet cap.
Photographer: Jerry Plucer
Model: Not credited
Copyright: Condé Nast