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‘The Hat Is Back’

Go-to Milliner Melissa Jackson on why the best hats reflect personality and confidence.

By Angela Ledgerwood

Culture

Go-to Milliner Melissa Jackson on why the best hats reflect personality and confidence.

By Angela Ledgerwood

With Kennedy Oaks Day around the corner, we asked Melissa Jackson, the go-to milliner for the Melbourne Cup Carnival, to comment on the season’s latest trends, and how she’s kept her entrepreneurial spirit and namesake brand flourishing for over two decades.

Melissa Jackson’s sculptural creations have adorned the likes of Jennifer Hawkins, Kate Upton, Delta Goodrem, Coco Rocha, Liza Minnelli, and Zara Phillips, not to mention serious race goers and the sartorially inclined from around the world. If you’ve already clicked through images of the best-dressed from the races so far you would have seen some of Jackson’s designs—in particular, a sleek structured white broad-brimmed hat worn by Jennifer Hawkins on Derby Day.

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