When you think of millinery in America – not much comes to mind…the Kentucky Derby, Easter Sunday, Aretha Franklin’s bow-ed Inaugural crown. Not for long. Fellow Parsons grad and friend, Gigi Burris, 23, has set out to top the heads of those who refuse to relegate the fine craft to yesteryear. Already courting fans left and right (count Rihanna and Kate Lanphear in), Burris‘ latest collaboration with famed NYC vintage retailer Screaming Mimi’s aims to widen her range of recipients, with prices starting at $80. The handmade head candy, with imported French veils and confectionery-colored petals, are keen cues back to Like A Virgin-era Madge, Lauper, and 80’s sock hop revivals. If she’s ever interested in expanding to the streets, a New Era collabo would be beyond words …think barbed-wire, brick bits, and chrome detailing.

photos courtesy of gigi burris x lucy carr-ellison


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