The first federal fashion bill, a major Coco Chanel exhibition, and more news from this month’s fashion trenches.

Fun Fashion Fact

Did you know that milliner turned mogul Jeanne Lanvin was one of the designers who popularized the cloche hat. “In 1922 she realized that the intrusive hat laden with trimmings that she had always shown was not in the mood of the day. She willingly adapted her aesthetics to the sporty, boyish young looks that chic Parisians wanted by giving them the cloche — one of millinery’s most enduring fashions, loved for its chic, but also for the sense of freedom it brought. It was the standard fashionable hat for almost 10 years.”