ABOUT GIGI BURRIS
Like the most famous milliners before her, Gigi affirmed her craft in Paris as a student at Parsons School of Design. While there, she visited vintage mercerie shops and became fascinated with the embellishments found inside. As a student under Leah Chalfen at Parsons School of Design in New York, and during her internship with the designer, Gigi excelled in couture handwork and intricate handmade adornments. Today, she employs the use of handcrafted flowers, feathers, alligator skins, and silk ribbons to achieve a greater sense depth and play within her line.
In her final year at Parsons, Gigi was nominated for the Designer of the Year Award, with a collection of hats that immediately attracted a wave of devotees due to their ingenious mix of the feminine and gothic, in shapes and styles that appealed to contemporary tastes.