Exhibiting Member Since 2005
Tatiana Rakhmanina was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she learned the art of making hats from her grandmother, a milliner from the golden age of hats, the early 20th century. Tatiana made her first “serious” hat when she was twelve years old. It was a hit among friends and relatives. Tatiana’s study of languages and world cultures led to a fascination with historical costume and headwear. She honed her hat making skills at an avant-garde theater in St. Petersburg, and upon moving to the United States in 1990 she took up millinery as a life style. Her hats adorn heads around the world, in Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Brazil and Russia. She specializes in designing and crafting high quality fine one-of-a-kind ladies’ hats, made from velvets, furs, wools, leather, cottons, silks, linens and man made fabrics. The romantic and feminine fashions of the first half of the last century, as well as the works of some modern artists, inspire many of Tatiana’s designs.