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Articles by and about Diana Cavagnaro

Diana Cavagnaro in the news

KUSI News of San Diego, CA. interviews Professor Cavagnaro in 2013. She talks about the new popularity in Fascinators as well as about her hats which have been worn by many celebrities around the world.


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Opening Day at Del Mar

Opening Day at Del Mar isn’t just where the horses take our breath away. Trackside, the fashions are equally stunning from head to toe, and flowing, feminine options are our picks to win this season, with hats and fascinators adding a boost of extra glamour.


The beautiful Del Mar Country Club provides a perfect backdrop for looks that will seamlessly go from the track to cocktails, dinner, and beyond.


Full article is available at Ranch and Coast Magazine

Professor Diana Cavagnaro at the 2013 Annual Hat Show
Professor Cavagnaro with Friend at La Jolla hat show

Just North of San Diego is La Jolla where they put on an annual Hat Show. The luncheon and fashion show was a pre-celebration for Opening Day at the "Del Mar Thoroughbred Club". This article is about the 2013 Hat Show in which Professor Cavagnaro participated.

Diana Cavagnaro Recognized by Gaslamp Quarter Association

Mesa Fashion professor and internationally-know hat maker Diana Cavagnaro was awarded the “Chairman’s Award” at the Gaslamp Quarter Association’s 2015 Lamplighter Awards on November 10, held at Parq Nightclub in Downtown San Diego.

Cavagnaro, who runs her own boutique hat store (Diana Cavagnaro Couture Millinery), was recognized by the Gaslamp Quarter Association’s Board of Directors for her work within the community. She has helped cancer patients by volunteering for the American Cancer Society’s “Look Good Feel Better” Program, where she teaches patients how to wear hats and tie headscarves.

Additionally, she founded the Annual Easter Parade and Hat Contest in the Gaslamp Quarter, which is a fundraiser for UCSD Pediatrics Hematology and Oncology Research.

Diana Cavagnaro Recognized by Gaslamp Quarter Association

Diana recently wrote an article for the San Diego News ( about a new swimwear line created in San Diego called Goldeneye Swim.

Diana Cavagnaro
Couture Millinery

Meet Trailblazer Diana Cavagnaro

"My advice for other young women is that they get an internship or job working for someone who runs a business similar to the career they would like. This way they will have a better idea if this is really what they want to do before they spend any time or money starting a business."

S.D. Voyager San Diego: ​"Meet Trailblazer
Diana Cavagnaro"  July, 2019

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Professor Diana Cavagnaro introduces her couture hat shop in Alpine California.

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The Bow Wow Collection

Here Professor Cavagnaro introduces her model "LambChops" who helps show off Diana's collection of hats and fascinators made for our furrier friends.

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Learn How to Make Your Own Couture Hat

Professor Cavagnaro delves into the details behind actual hat-making and some of the problems and issues that can arise. Here she focuses on the hat-making of Berets.

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Learn How to Finish the Edge of a Hat

Professor Cavagnaro offers classes, videos, and kits on how to make your own hat. Here Diana Cavagnaro explains, step by step, how to finish the edge of a hat.

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