©2022 Harvy Santos

Harvy Santos proudly premieres DIVERTISSEMENT, his new collection of hats and headpieces inspired by the world of ballet for Autumn/Winter 2018.


‘I wanted to capture the whole range of experience,’ says Santos, ‘from the daily grind of dance class and the staff behind the scenes to the biggest superstars and their marquee roles in the most famous Tchaikovsky ballets.’  He continues, ‘I want everyone to have their own divertissement, a beautiful diversion, whether it’s a wearable everyday piece or something for a truly grand entrance.  Everyone deserves a moment to be a superstar in their own kingdom!’


The new pieces in ‘Divertissement’ take their cue from the lead characters in The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake—the kings, queens, princes and swans—as well as the children, the snowflakes and the newly promoted coryphée who stands out proudly from the corps de ballet.  The collection also nods to performers who have moved to an off-stage role, while still carrying traces of their greatest performances.


The collection features classic and signature shapes in leather, velvet, wool and luxurious knits, costumed with crystals, acetate, glass pearls, explosions of veilings, sprinklings of stars, half a doll, walnuts, and a standout pecan.


photos: Ira Giorgetti

model: Crystal Grace Costa

makeup: Mattie White