Maryland Couture Hat Designer, Eileen L Bleyer, Recognized by the Maryland Center for History and Culture
An Eileen L. Bleyer original couture head-piece from her “Montebello Fantasies” 2019 Collection has been accepted into the Historic Fashion Collection at the Center.
(Baltimore, MD) April 1, 2021- Ms. Bleyer, an 80-year old Harford County resident, designs couture hats and fascinators that are one-of-a-kind pieces and have been featured on magazine covers and on the runway in NYC and at the Embassy of France in Washington, DC. Her original hat, “Joan”, has been accepted for permanent collection by the 175 year-old museum located in Baltimore City. The Maryland Historic Society has recently rebranded as the Maryland Center for History and Culture to better reflect its large collection of unique items that paint an intimate picture of the contributions Marylanders have made to American culture. Bleyer’s piece is just one of nearly 40 original designs that were included in her first New York Fashion Week runway line called “Montebello Fantasies.”
“If you select the perfect hat your whole outfit is elevated to another level. You can have a plain dress and a gorgeous hat and it changes your whole persona. And the truth of it is, if you go back over history, the most famous women in the world always wore gorgeous hats. If a woman walks in the room with an outfit with a gorgeous hat, I’ll tell ya, people are going to notice.”
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New York Fashion Week and DC Fashion Week Set to Feature Master Milliner Eileen L. Bleyer
78-Year Old Marylander Reconnects with her Fashion Roots to Create One-Of-a-Kind Pieces
(New York, NY) August 29, 2019 - She is passionate about hat making, and this September the world will have an opportunity to experience her work. Emerging designer Eileen L. Bleyer showcased 39 complete looks at the Designer Debut at New York Fashion Week and will be showing 20 hats and looks on the runway at the 31st International Couture Collections Show at DC Fashion Week being held at the Embassy of France.
“All women look beautiful in a hat. They just have to find the right one. If you get the perfect hat, your whole outfit is elevated to another level.”
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Local Baltimore TV News Interview and Preview of My Couture Preakness Fascinators and Derby Hats.
I was so excited when I ran into the hat designer, Eileen Bleyer that I’m starting this column with FOUND. I was rushing to a meeting at the Lord Baltimore Hotel downtown when I saw that she had her hats on display in the lobby. She is a truly incredible woman.
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Ivan Bitton Style House chose an Eileen L Bleyer original couture fascinator for the cover of their Marie Westwood Spring 2019 Fashion Magazine. The Fascinator is worn by model and author Hana Noka.