tonya gross millinery - handmade hats for men & women - made in chicago, il


tonya gross millinery is an award-winning couture and ready-to-wear hat designer based in chicago, il. tonya produces hand-made headwear for men and women using traditional hat making methodology and locally-sourced or up-cycled materials whenever possible.

from hedge fund to head wear
in 2005, tonya left a career in financial services for a more creative life, turning a life-long passion for hats and accessories into a head wear design practice. tonya creates hats for women and men through her fall/winter, spring/summer and special event collections, as well as custom hats for clients for weddings, fancy parties, and the Kentucky Derby.

tonya is now the fashion and culinary arts director for the city of chicago.

the head wear you see on this site is available for purchase. or don't see what you are looking for? CONTACT TONYA GROSS MILLINERY

at left, many thanks to: Kurt, the dandy gentleman at the Annual Derby Breakfast, Farmington Historic Plantation, Louisville, KY. hat by tonya gross millinery.