We all know that elves make shoes while the cobbler sleeps, and now the truth is out about hats.
As Sara Grundy of Sorensen-Grundy Milliners told My Modern Met,
“The impulse behind making the hat was based on a combination of factors. There has always been a tradition in millinery to make miniature versions of traditional hat shapes such as the Victorian mini top hat and as a company we have tended to play with scale quite often making mini trilbies, berets, top hats and other classic shapes. We wanted to take this further by playing with the idea of scale for this piece.
Model millinery involves a hat being completely hand made and often there is a huge amount of hand sewing involved. Because it’s such hard work and takes such a long time we have often daydreamed about having the help of a miniature workforce or leaving something half finished that gets magically completed overnight. We trained together in a millinery workroom making hats for Paris and London fashion shows and know what it feels like to be working away behind the scenes and through the night.”
Our hats off to you, Sara, Dan, and your teeny construction workers!