Karema Deodato Millinery


Karema's love of hats began at an early age. While in high school in New York City, she made her first hat out of some of her mother's fabric remnants. Their popularity grew. Soon she was selling to her classmates at school. Karema went on to study Fashion Design at FIT and was subsequently hired to work at the Metropolitan Opera House. As assistant milliner to the great Janet Linville, she expanded and perfected her skills as a hat maker. Karema's deep respect for her craft is evident in her hats: She makes each piece to measure. All hats are hand-blocked on antique hat blocks, finished using Old World millinery techniques, and often accented with antique trims and findings. Karema Deodato hats have been sold at Barney's New York, Takashimaya Japan, and other stores across the U.S.