In order to bring the jaunty headgear back, Dior featured the fedora in its most archetypical environment: atop the head of 1930s detective look. Dior’s grayscale runway paired wool coats with equally demure wool hats, making this a closed case: the hat has returned, unironically. It’s Nancy Drew once she outgrew her tween gumshoe years and became a chic sleuth worthy of big time crimes. It’s Dick Tracy meets Murder, She Wrote. Agatha Christie would be proud; Carmen Sandiego, eat your heart out.
The fedora was not the only accessory Dior revived. While typically reserved for the always-chilly Matron of Honor, the silk shawl was also diaphanously displayed. To keep it from looking too mother-in-law chic, it was styled with Dior’s signature combo: a sheer dress and underwear, naturally. It is wedding season, after all.