Madame Agnes (late 1800s-1949) was France’s most popular milliner. She was famous for cutting the brims of her hats while they were worn by her customers.
She styled hats which were both abstract and unique.
Madame Agnes in her shop in Paris, 1935.
Edward Steichen, Dorothy Smart, 1926, hat by Madame Agnès
Madame Jean Lassalle hat by Madame Agnès, Madame d’Ora 1929
Portrait of the milliner Agnès by Madame d’Ora, Paris, 1928-1931
Model in hat of bird of paradise feathers by Madame Agnès,
spangled jacket by Maggy Rouff, photo by George Hoyningen-Huene, Harper’s Bazaar, 1935