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Émile Phaneuf

Born about 1891 - Died in 1971


About 1918 - about 1936

Hat (detail), Émile Phaneuf, 1927. Gift of Émile Phaneuf, M970.54 © McCord Museum

Like his friend, couturier Lucien Lacouture, milliner Émile Phaneuf seems to have enjoyed a certain notoriety in the Montreal fashion milieu of the 1920s and 1930s. Phaneuf had an atelier on Parc Avenue in the early 1920s and then opened a workshop on Mackay Street. He seems to have served the same clientele as Lacouture, who was located on Bishop Street. Several hats created by Émile Phaneuf are found in collections of the McCord Museum.


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Higgins, Ross, 1998. “À la mode: Fashioning Gay Community in Montreal”, in Consuming Fashion. Adorning the Transnational Body, Anne Brydon and Sandra Niessen (dir.), Oxford et New York, Berg, p. 129-161.

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