Easter, Hats and Yvonne LaFleur
Yvonne LaFleur is truly one of New Orleans’ fashion icons. Her well-known Yvonne LaFleur boutique has been clothing fashionable women for more than four decades. While LaFleur’s boutique sells everything from jeans to wedding dresses, her stylish hats are unique millinery signatures that embody LaFleurs’ enduring romanticism and creativity. She has designed hats for occasions of every type, including ten hats for the 2011 British royal wedding. In this podcast, LaFleur describes the important elements she focuses on when customizing a hat for a lady. She notes that a beautiful hat must “flatter the face.” She also shares her thoughts on how fashion has changed to reflect society’s changing attitudes toward women, as well as how women see themselves.