Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats

Countless black women would rather attend church naked than hatless. For these women, a church hat, flamboyant as it may be, is no mere fashion accessory;  it's a cherished African American custom, one observed with boundless passion by black women of various religious denominations. A woman's hat speaks long before its wearer utters a word.  It's what Deirdre Guion calls "hattitude...there's a little more strut in your carriage when you wear a nice hat. There's something special about you." If a hat says a lot about a person, it says even more about a people-the customs they observe, the symbols they prize, and the fashions they fancy.

Photographer Michael Cunningham beautifully captures the self-expressions of women of all ages-from young glamorous women to serene but stylish grandmothers. Award-winning journalist Craig Marberry provides an intimate look at the women and their lives. Together they've captured a captivating custom, this wearing of church hats, a peculiar convergence of faith and fashion that keeps the Sabbath both holy and glamorous.

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All items are "made to order" or obtained from a third-party supplier. This does require enough time to guarantee quality products made specially for you. Production on all items typically takes 7-10 business (Monday-Friday and exluding holidays) days after order placement. 

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Our products are custom-made-to-order for you or supplied by a third-party vendor – please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Black Butterfly Beautiful products will be custom printed specifically for you so we cannot accept returns or exchanges unless the artwork or fabric is flawed. Please confirm your sizing before ordering.

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