Ellen Christine Colon-Lugo to Discuss the Evolution of the Hat as Part of  "HATtitude: The Milliner in Culture & Couture," an Exhibition at ArtsWestchester    White Plains, N.Y. - WHO: ArtsWestchester WHAT:  Lecture: The Studio Artists of Popular Culture, Vogue and Couture: Who Were They, and How They Got Their Hats Out There Presented by Ellen Christine Colon-Lugo, Ph.D., Exhibiting Milliner and Historian of Millinery   WHERE:           The Arts Exchange, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601 WHEN:                        Thursday, March 6, 7pm   SUMMARY:     The evolution of hat design will be discussed, in addition to marketing in the mid to late twentieth century, and how this influences the work of designers and milliners today.   Colon Lugo holds a doctorate in Costume History from New York University. Her early work in the theater world as a costumer gave her a deep appreciation for hats. With more than 30 years of experience in the design and fabrication of these artistic accessories, Colon Lugo is well known by fashion editors and the most prestigious stylists in the fashion world. Her thriving millinery design and production business  includes a Soho showroom and three New York City studios that produce her work to the smallest detail; the results reveal her exquisite talent in pattern making and the use of opulent materials.   Colon Lugo's hats have appeared in Vogue, W Magazine, and such films as Sex in the City 2 and Cold Mountain, and her clientele includes celebrities such as Beyoncé and her mother Mrs. Knowles, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Debby Harry, Alicia Keyes, Penelope Cruz, Ivanka Trump, and Paulina Porizkova.   Presented with support from the New York Council for the Humanities.  For more information on this, or other related programs, as well as the exhibition, HATtitude: The Milliner in Culture & Couture, visit:  artswestchester.org/hattitude   CONTACT:       Lea Banks 914.428.4220 ext. 330 LBanks@artswestchester.org