Toulouse-Lautrec, Le Divan Japonais
This Toulouse-Lautrec poster depicts Jane Avril and Edward Dujardin in "Gay 90s" Paris. Avril is wearing a hat similar to those designed by famous Parisian milliner Madame Virot. Virot collaborated with well-known courtiers of the day; the December 17, 1892 cover of Harper's Bazar Magazine shows a lady wearing a Virot hat. Virot is even mentioned in Edith Warton novels. Note also the importance of Dujardin's topper as the crucial element in his sartorial statement.