Le Chapeau Millinery
2016 WEARABLE ARTS AWARD
DAVID JONES NEW ZEALAND DESIGN
"VOYAGE TO REVOLUTION "
2017 WEARABLE ARTS AWARD
NEW ZEALAND DESIGNER
WEARABLE ARTS AWARDS
WEARABLE ART AWARDS
“ROCK ME AMADEUS”
SUPREME AWARD WINNER
NZ HAIR AND HAT AWARD
Images for WOW can be seen
on the events page
2015. FIRST TIME FINALIST
CAROLYN GIBSON was trained in Christchurch and after a four year apprenticeship qualified as a registered MASTER MILLINER.
She was taught every aspect of millinery which included the intricate art of wiring, beading, and soldering bridal headpieces
She has been commissioned by the NEW ZEALAND OPERA COMPANY to design and make head wear for their productions. LE CHAPEAU has also created hats for other costume designers internationally.
Carolyn has currently taken a new position in AUCKLAND as MASTER MILLINERY TUTOR at the newly formed Design & Arts College of New Zealand.
Her travels have also taken her to CANADA where she taught millinery to design
students in the VANCOUVER area.
She was invited as one of the two INTERNATIONAL MASTER MILLINERS to tutor
at the BRISBANE MILLINERY CONVENTION in June / July 2013 and again in Auckland for the ASG Convention in September / October 2013.
Carolyn's hats have won several awards at the CHRISTCHURCH and ELLERSLIE Fashions in the Field Events, including podium places for the overall competition which earned two trips to the MELBOURNE CUP in Australia.
MILLINERY "The making of individually designed hats by hand, once a flourishing profession, is now becoming popular again.This trend can be seen in the LONDON and PARIS fashion shows."
A hat is an extremely powerful image-maker. Whenever someone chooses to wear a hat, a personal statement is being made about the way that person feels, would like to feel, or would like others to think they feel.
Location* BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
2/44 View Road,
Millinery Classes available by appointment....Starting January 2021
Please see contact page.