WELLSBORO - Christine Moore, of Christine A. Moore Millinery, of New York City, brought a touch of big city style to the Deane Center recently with a show that displayed more than 80 of her creations, among them broad-brimmed and head-hugging hats made for celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Katy Perry.
Attendees enjoyed a luncheon sponsored by The Fifth Season boutique to benefit the Hat Society, of Lycoming County.
Moore showed her fall and spring lines and spoke to about 80 people at the luncheon, many of them "hat ladies" from this community, Lycoming County and southern New York.
It was about all things hats - the hat business, tales from the Kentucky Derby, adventures with the press and experiences with celebrities.
The fashion show featured six local women modeling her hats.
Rachel Tews, owner of The Fifth Season, said the turnout was "excellent" and she enjoyed watching the women have fun trying on the hats following the fashion show.
Moore has been on the "Today Show" three times and has made appearances on "Access Hollywood" and the "Martha Stewart Radio Show."
She has been called the "hat designer for the Triple Crown," the "premier hat designer of the Kentucky Derby" and, most recently, the "top hat designer for the Breeders' Cup."
Her hats have been featured in many fashion magazines including recent covers of "InStyle" with Katy Perry and "Vogue" with Jennifer Lopez.
Her hats also can be seen regularly on the television show "Gossip Girls."
Moore has deep roots in the local community, where she has vacationed since her childhood.
She studied theatre and costume design and worked at the Walnut Theatre in Philadelphia.
In New York she made many hats for Broadway shows before starting her company in 1994.
Christine A. Moore Millinery is known for its fine finishing work and attention to detail. Her collections are known for elegance, uniqueness, comfort and artistry.
The women who volunteered to be models for the hat show were Jolie Wetzle, Sara Vogt, Natalie Mee, Terri Hoffman, Coleen Evert and Nini Rounsaville.