At one point, Ninotchka/Garbo who is a stern Russian communist official sent to Paris on mission (the period is 1930s) sees a hat in a window shop and exclaims:
"How can such a civilization survive which permits their women to put things like that on their heads? It won't be long now comrades." The hat looked very Schiaparelli type.
|Shoe hat by Schiaparelli|
Eventually, however she yielded and wore the hat.
Greta Garbo was the ultimate hat model and her fashion style was widely imitated.
I found these beautiful pictures of Canadian-Romanian model Irina Lazareanu looking very Garbo-ish.