By Allison Schatz
For centuries, wearing a hat had been both a practical and aesthetic choice. But millinery saw a sharp decline in the 1960s for a variety of reasons, and for half a century, the trade largely died off. But recently a small group of master milliners have been teaching the art of millinery to others, hoping to preserve its artform. Meg Music Makely is one such person. Watch how she’s made a family history of hat making her own.
Allison Schatz is a Social Justice/Investigative reporter who covers mental health and social injustice at Medill. You can follow her on Twitter at @AllisonSchatz8.