Don't ever tell Franca you don't suit hats - she'll make it her mission to prove you wrong.

Former master milliner at the Maison Fayolle in Hayange, passionate hat-maker Franca Pomatelli Charpentier chairs the Les Chapeaux de Franca association and boasts an impressive collection of hats. She shares her craft and passion through exhibitions and runway shows, and hires out her designs for weddings, plays and films. She also restores your old hats, breathing life back into them with flair.