Milliner Jill Courtemanche lives and works in sunny San Diego, California. She graduated from New York City's prestigious Fashion Institu...
Milliner Jill Courtemanche lives and works in sunny San Diego, California. She graduated from New York City's prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in the mid-90's and after a decade of working alongside master artisans in New York and Europe, she opened her namesake atelier in 2006. Jill brings a young, feminine and contemporary approach to her hats while incorporating traditional techniques and craftsmanship. All of her pieces are created using vintage materials, trims and embellishments combined with modern fabrics, and many styles are produced in limited, exclusive quantities. From fascinators to fedoras, Jill's hats have topped Yoko Ono, Donatella Versace, Princess Mary of Denmark, and football legend Jose Foure. Jill also teaches popular hat-making courses, for both beginner and more advanced students, which are attended by millinery enthusiasts from around the world. To learn more about Jill and view her work, visit her website at www.JillCourtemanche.com