January 15 is National Hat which prompted this search on the history of eyehole or eye hats. Paco Rabanne relaunched their designer collection in 2011 featuring of all things Eye Hats. (F/W 2011). Eye hats are not new, seen as far back as the 40’s.
Isabella Blow, was an English magazine Editor who was the muse for Phillip Treacy, hat designer was known for her wild and eccentric hats.
Before then, others sported Eye Hats. The Grand Dame of Fashion Schiaparelli EyeHat circa 1950
The Monocle Veil was introduced by Helen Liebert. Even Monocles Hats and Diving Hats
The Mod 60’s brought a goggle hat look
In Febuary of 1966 Harpers Bazaar featured the Sun Visor by Optico. Model is Tilly Tizzani, Photographer is Hiro
This was obviously taken at the races, Ascot I would say circa 1984
This post was sponsored by Rons Optical,t who distribute Vizini, a visor attachment to eyewear.