mil·​li·​ner | \ ˈmi-lə-nər How to pronounce milliner (audio) \

Definition of milliner

: a person who designs, makes, trims, or sells women's hats

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At one company, milliners made fezzes for the Masons. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "End of an Era for the Flatiron Building," 28 June 2019 The villa’s turn of the century chatelaine, the Marchioness of Casa Torres, was a woman of immense Proustian elegance who dressed with the greatest Parisian dressmakers and milliners of the day. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "“Balenciaga and Spanish Painting” Opens at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid," 21 June 2019 First achieving fame as head milliner for Bergdorf Goodman by designing Jackie Kennedy’s trademark pillbox hat, in 1961, Halston branched out to form his own company and label. Peter Keough,, "Motown remembered, Halston refashioned, a rising star fallen," 15 Aug. 2019 Find your new favorite hat, directly from the milliner, and this season’s uniform at Shop Boswell. Sarah Rubin, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Eat & Drink Your Way Through Portland," 3 July 2019 The New York Times ran a story recently about M & S Schmalberg, a century-old family business in Manhattan’s garment district that makes artificial flowers for various clients: fashion houses, costume designers, milliners, stylists. Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times, "Crafting gardens from silk, one bloom at a time," 19 May 2019 Chapeau, one should say, to the right royal milliner, whose ability to design and curate across class, history, and the wide world of fashion will keep the London to Brighton train busy until the exhibition closes in June. Sarah Mower, Vogue, "Stephen Jones Sets Up Camp at Brighton Pavilion," 8 Feb. 2019 Halston originally began working as a milliner, rising to fame after designing the pillbox hat that Jacqueline Kennedy wore for the 1961 Presidential Inauguration of her husband John F. Kennedy. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ewan McGregor is Set to Play Halston in New TV Series," 3 Jan. 2019 There are hats by iconic London milliner Stephen Jones—in his long career, his creations have graced the noggins of everyone from Princess Diana to Diana Ross, from Boy George to Rihanna. Vogue, "Marc Jacobs’s Newest Line Is Exactly What Your Closet’s Been Waiting For," 31 May 2019

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First Known Use of milliner

1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for milliner

irregular from Milan, Italy; from the importation of women's finery from Italy in the 16th century

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English Language Learners Definition of milliner

: a person who designs, makes, or sells women's hats


mil·​li·​ner | \ ˈmi-lə-nər How to pronounce milliner (audio) \

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: a person who makes, decorates, or sells women's hats

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