A personal heritage
Jackie fell in love with millinery and design as a young girl growing up. Her Grandma Cicogna was a custom milliner for Halston at Bergdorf Goodman. Jackie grew up on the Côte d’Azure where frequent trips to Italy influenced her love for style, her obsession with fabric, and her appreciation for quality craftsmanship. She was trained in the art of millinery by Janine Gallimard at F.I.T. who had been a millinery for Mr Cristobel Balenciaga. Jackie’s experience spans from working as a milliner in NY and Paris, starting her own company in her 20s, and working in corporate fashion for brands Paul Smith, Ralph Lauren, and Prada in Paris, Burberry, Celine and Giorgio Armani in NYC. In 2020 Jackie left her management role at Armani and plunged headfirst into re-building her millinery business from the ground up.
Jackie uses traditional techniques of millinery: she hand-shapes using a tool called the “iron egg” and hand blocks on the vintage wooden blocks she inherited from her Grandma Cicogna. She prefers hand sewing, and enjoys playing with clever ribbon techniques. She also finds opportunities to innovate with shapes, textures, and unexpected details to create either the one-of-a-kind specialty pieces she is known for, or for the hats of her growing ready-to-wear and Temptation capsules.
Jackie’s hats are the ultimate beauty secret, and the modern formula to feeling confident and glamorous.