HATS off to Wagga-born milliner Marea Bright, who has been inducted into the Millinery Hall of Fame.
President of Millinery Association of Australia, Phillip Rhodes, said Ms Bright met all of the Millinery Association of Australia’s (MAA) ruling principles in achieving “a quality standard of millinery, and dedication to the industry for over 50 years”.
One of Ms Bright’s most enriching qualifications hails from her time in 1999 with the Queen’s milliner, the late Frederick Fox LVO.
Mr Fox invited Ms Bright to London to assist him in his new Bond Street salon where she attended to his high profile clientele on a day-to-day basis, along with managing production and staff.
In introducing Ms Bright, Mr Rhodes summed her up as “inaugural member and past (MAA) president, career milliner of 50 years, fanatical advocate of hat-wearing, instigator of the annual Collins Street Precinct hat week and Paris Lane at Flemington Racecourse, one-time right hand woman of Frederick Fox and queen of the faerie stitch herself”.
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