Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Charleston Museum pairs with Magar Hatworks for its new tour

Hats off to you

Posted by Corinne Boyer on Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Royal wedding guests may regret their hat choices — if they already don't, ahem Princess Beatrice — after seeing the vintage hats that will be on display for the Charleston Hat Tour. The Charleston Museum and Magar Hatworks have collaborated for the Charleston Hat Tour which will explore the tradition of Charleston hat making and its history. A tour lead by the curator examines hat making tools, a collection of over 50 hats, and a behind the scenes at the Charleston Museum for a closer view of hats and materials from the exhibit.

Leigh Magar, owner of Magar Hatworks, is a milliner and all of her creations are custom designed. After touring the Charleston Museum, guests get to pay Magar a visit in her element at her studio. There, guests will have the opportunity to learn more about Magar's skills along with the materials she uses for her designs. Originally from Spartanburg, Magar attended the Fashion Institute of Technology to study hat making and found her way back to South Carolina, eventually opening her Cannonborough studio. Her designs have crossed back over the Mason Dixon line, being sold through Barneys New York.

The hat event is one day only on Sat. Sept. 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Get your tickets here.

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