Fashion

Jean Barthet (1920 - 2000)

The “Prince des Modistes” seduced from the 1950s, the most exquisite celebrities, from Brigitte Bardot to Lauren Bacall with his charming and poetic hats. He closely collaborated with costume designers and Haute Couture houses until his death, working on his creations like a sculptor. A passionate photographer, he also beautifully portrayed his A-list entourage.

Jean Barthet, Cloche, 1958
Jean Barthet, Cloche, 1958
Brigitte Bardot in Les Pétroleuses directed by Christian-Jaque and Françoise Casaril, Hat by Jean Barthet, 1971
Brigitte Bardot in Les Pétroleuses directed by Christian-Jaque and Françoise Casaril, Hat by Jean Barthet, 1971
Jean Barthet, Hat, photographed by Philippe Pottier for L'Officiel de la Couture et de la Mode, 1956
Jean Barthet, Hat, photographed by Philippe Pottier for L'Officiel de la Couture et de la Mode, 1956
Jean Barthet, Hat, illustration by René Gruau, 1960
Jean Barthet, Hat, illustration by René Gruau, 1960
Jean Barthet, Wrapped Hat, in Jardin des Modes, 1957
Jean Barthet, Wrapped Hat, in Jardin des Modes, 1957
Jean Barthet, Hat, photographed by Henry Clarke, 1955
Jean Barthet, Hat, photographed by Henry Clarke, 1955
Jean Barthet at work, 1980s
Jean Barthet at work, 1980s
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac in Les Demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, Wide-brimmed Hat by Jean Barthet, 1967
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac in Les Demoiselles de Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy, Wide-brimmed Hat by Jean Barthet, 1967
Capucine in Jean Barthet Hat, photographed by Georges Dambier, 1952
Capucine in Jean Barthet Hat, photographed by Georges Dambier, 1952
Brigitte Bardot at Jean Barthet atelier, 1964
Brigitte Bardot at Jean Barthet atelier, 1964
Jean Barthet for Claude Montana, Headdress, 1985
Jean Barthet for Claude Montana, Headdress, 1985
Jean Barthet, Phone-Hat, photographed by Robert Cohen, 1951
Jean Barthet, Phone-Hat, photographed by Robert Cohen, 1951
Simone D'Aillencourt in Jean Barthet Hat, photographed by Regina Reland, 1957
Simone D'Aillencourt in Jean Barthet Hat, photographed by Regina Reland, 1957
Sophia Loren in Jean Barthet Hat, photographed by Mario de Biasi, ca. 1964
Sophia Loren in Jean Barthet Hat, photographed by Mario de Biasi, ca. 1964
Sondra Peterson in Pierre Balmain Suit and Jean Barthet Pillbox Hat, photographed by Pottier, 1959
Sondra Peterson in Pierre Balmain Suit and Jean Barthet Pillbox Hat, photographed by Pottier, 1959
Jean Barthet, Hat, in L'Officiel, 1960
Jean Barthet, Hat, in L'Officiel, 1960
Jean Barthet, Self-portrait, late 1960s
Jean Barthet, Self-portrait, late 1960s
Jean Barthet, Cloche Hat, ca. 1968, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Jean Barthet, Cloche Hat, ca. 1968, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Jean Barthet Bonnet, photographed by Philippe Pottier, 1960
Jean Barthet Bonnet, photographed by Philippe Pottier, 1960
Brigitte Bardot in Jean Barthet Hat, in ELLE, 1961
Brigitte Bardot in Jean Barthet Hat, in ELLE, 1961
Capucine in Jean Barthet Hat, photographed by Regina Relang, 1953
Capucine in Jean Barthet Hat, photographed by Regina Relang, 1953
Jean Barthet for Paco Rabanne, Headdress, 1980s
Jean Barthet for Paco Rabanne, Headdress, 1980s
Jean Barthet for Madame Grès, Turban, photographed by Henry Clarke
Jean Barthet for Madame Grès, Turban, photographed by Henry Clarke
Capucine in for Van Cleef Arpels, Hat by Jean Barthet, 1954
Capucine in for Van Cleef Arpels, Hat by Jean Barthet, 1954
Brigitte Bardot in Jean Barthet Hat, 1961
Brigitte Bardot in Jean Barthet Hat, 1961
Jean Barthet for Paco Rabanne, Headdress, 1980s
Jean Barthet for Paco Rabanne, Headdress, 1980s
Denise Sarrault in Jean Barthet Beret, photographed by Georges Saad, 1957
Denise Sarrault in Jean Barthet Beret, photographed by Georges Saad, 1957
Jean Barthet, Headpiece, 1967
Jean Barthet, Headpiece, 1967
Jean Barthet, Beret, 1962
Jean Barthet, Beret, 1962
Jean Seberg and Jean Barthet by David Hurn, 1967
Jean Seberg and Jean Barthet by David Hurn, 1967
Jean Barthet, Hands of Fate Hat, 1948
Jean Barthet, Hands of Fate Hat, 1948
Jean Barthet, Ensemble,  1971
Jean Barthet, Ensemble, 1971
Jean Barthet, African Zulu Inspired Wig, photographed by Roland Bianchini for L'Officiel, 1970
Jean Barthet, African Zulu Inspired Wig, photographed by Roland Bianchini for L'Officiel, 1970
Jean Barthet, Hat, 1960s, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Jean Barthet, Hat, 1960s, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Jean Barthet, Hat, 1951
Jean Barthet, Hat, 1951
Jean Barthet, Cloche Hat, photographed by Philippe Pottier, 1959
Jean Barthet, Cloche Hat, photographed by Philippe Pottier, 1959
Pat Clevelan in Jean Barthet, Turban, 1975
Pat Clevelan in Jean Barthet, Turban, 1975
Philippe Noiret and Romy Schneider in Le Vieux Fusil directed by Robert Enrico, Hat by Jean Barthet, 1975
Philippe Noiret and Romy Schneider in Le Vieux Fusil directed by Robert Enrico, Hat by Jean Barthet, 1975
Jean Barthet, Hat, 1962, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Jean Barthet, Hat, 1962, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Jean Barthet, Hat, 1958
Jean Barthet, Hat, 1958
Capucine in Jean Barthet Hat, photographed by Georges Dambier, 1950s
Capucine in Jean Barthet Hat, photographed by Georges Dambier, 1950s
Brigitte Bardot in Jean Barthet Hat, 1964
Brigitte Bardot in Jean Barthet Hat, 1964
Jean Barthet, Headpiece, photographed by Roland Bianchini, 1968
Jean Barthet, Headpiece, photographed by Roland Bianchini, 1968
Capucine in Jean Barthet, Hat, photographed by Willy Maywald, 1950s
Capucine in Jean Barthet, Hat, photographed by Willy Maywald, 1950s
Brigitte Bardot in Jean Barthet Hat, 1961
Brigitte Bardot in Jean Barthet Hat, 1961
Simone D'Aillencourt in Jean Barthet Beret, photographed by Philippe Pottier, 1957
Simone D'Aillencourt in Jean Barthet Beret, photographed by Philippe Pottier, 1957
Jean Olsen in Jean Barthet Hat, photographed by Regina Relang, 1953
Jean Olsen in Jean Barthet Hat, photographed by Regina Relang, 1953
Brigitte Bardot in Jean Barthet Hat, 1961
Brigitte Bardot in Jean Barthet Hat, 1961
Virna Lisi in Jean Barthet Hat, photographed by Giancarlo Botti, 1963
Virna Lisi in Jean Barthet Hat, photographed by Giancarlo Botti, 1963
Jean Barthet, Hat, photographed Guy Arsac, 1956
Jean Barthet, Hat, photographed Guy Arsac, 1956
Jean Barthet, Hat, photographed by Regina Relang, 1954
Jean Barthet, Hat, photographed by Regina Relang, 1954
Jean Barthet, Hat, photographed by Philippe Pottier, 1960
Jean Barthet, Hat, photographed by Philippe Pottier, 1960
Jean Barthet, Hat, 1963
Jean Barthet, Hat, 1963
Romy Schneider in Le Vieux Fusil directed by Robert Enrico, Hat by Jean Barthet, 1975
Romy Schneider in Le Vieux Fusil directed by Robert Enrico, Hat by Jean Barthet, 1975
Jean Barthet Lilly of the Valley Bouquet Hat (l) and Paulette Hat, 1964
Jean Barthet Lilly of the Valley Bouquet Hat (l) and Paulette Hat, 1964
Simone D'Aillencourt in Jean Barthet Hat, photographed by Regina Reland, 1957
Simone D'Aillencourt in Jean Barthet Hat, photographed by Regina Reland, 1957
Jean Barthet and Sophia Loren, 1970s
Jean Barthet and Sophia Loren, 1970s
Brigitte Bardot in Jean Barthet Hat, 1961
Brigitte Bardot in Jean Barthet Hat, 1961
Jean Barthet, Headpiece, in Jardin des Modes, 1963
Jean Barthet, Headpiece, in Jardin des Modes, 1963
Christa Fiedler in Jean Barthet Hat, photographed by Jean Louis Guégan, 1965
Christa Fiedler in Jean Barthet Hat, photographed by Jean Louis Guégan, 1965
Jean Barthet, Hat, 1957
Jean Barthet, Hat, 1957
Brigitte Bardot in Jean Barthet Hat, in ELLE, 1961
Brigitte Bardot in Jean Barthet Hat, in ELLE, 1961
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