About Sarah

Sarah Sokol’s most notable work is Billy Porter Grammy 2020 mechanical hat and Janelle Monae’s 2019 Met Gala Look. She has also been featured in Vogue Spain, Vogue Portugal, Vogue Greece and Tatler magazine.

“Milliner to the stars” - Vanity Fair

When Sarah went to Burning Man for the first time, she discovered the limitlessness of the imagination and a desire to create quality headpieces which expressed her inner self as well. Having been further inspired by Anya Caliendo’s work, Sarah went to study under the milliner in her Advanced Couture Millinery course. There, she learned detailed techniques of couture millinery; techniques she practices today in her studio. Taking two dimensional materials and creating a sculptural statement to be worn on top of a human head became the most amazing challenge to Sarah — both structurally and creatively.  

“I had this passion flowing through me and wasn't sure what to do with it."

"I went to a bookstore to browse and came across a book called Couture Hats. The second I opened the book I knew this is what I was meant to do. I fell in love with the imagination of the best couture milliners in the world. Every page I flipped through made me see clearer and clearer that this is what I need to do.”

Sarah Sokol currently lives in Los Angeles, CA, where she owns and operates Sarah Sokol Millinery, Inc. She is a former member of The Milliner’s Guild in NYC and was featured in The New York Times along with them. She has also studied millinery abroad in England under Ani Townsend (Milliner's Guild, Bristol), from whom she learned to make a variety of new hat styles and work in new materials. Additionally, Sarah has worked as a theatrical milliner building hats for designers such as, Bob Mackie, Linda Cho and Kathy Zuber.