Exclusive: ‘Bel Ami’ hat designer Ian Bennett writes the blog

Yesterday, we blogged about the Bel Ami costumes and what a wonderful job Odile Dicks-Mireaux has done with bringing the Bel Ami look to life. Upon checking the blog comments today we found an entry from Ian Bennett, the genius behind the ornate hats a-plenty for Bel Ami cast and extras. Ian writes:

I am the Hat Designer for the film, and have been working tirelessly for all the leading ladies(and a fitting for R.P) for the past 12 weeks.Hope you like them!! Odile has a fantastic eye, and has done a stunning job.I will make sure she hears of all your kind words!

Ian Bennett measured this head for this hat!

Ian, your work is amazing. The Fourgy (blog authors) are history geeks and we love what you have done with these period pieces. We celebrate you by taking a look back at your work that we have witnessed via paparazzi photos in the past two months.

If you’d like to learn more about Ian Bennett, please visit his website:

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