Gallia e Peter’s History
Gallia e Peter’s history starts more than 100 years ago, in 1904 with my great-parents, Angela and Filippo Gallia. They started their millinery and hat shop in Turin and they were the royal vendor.
At the end of the 20’s their daughter Mariuccia marries the son of the famous Milanese milliner Cornelia Peter and they move to Milan. In 1930 they found “Gallia e Peter ” millinery in Via Montenapoleone 3.
Year after year there were a lot of fashion shows in those beautiful halls with golden mirrors of the atelier in Via Montenapoleone. My grandmother Mariuccia passed her passion and her taste to my mother Lia and then to me.
Growing up I saw the birth of hippy, punk and folk styles and the new generations of designers called Walter Albini, Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Gianfranco Ferrè, Moschino and Gigli. These were the glorious 80’s and I started with them my enthusiastic collaborations that still today make my work full of innovation.
In 2010, after almost 90 years in the historical headquarter in Via Montenapoleone 3, I moved Gallia e Peter in Via Moscova 60 where I make my knowledge of Milanese craft available with unchanged enthusiasm.
The passion conveyed by the milliner grandmothers inspired Laura Marelli to collect a magnificent “Vintage” collection, the result of the long history of Gaul and Peter. The hats, dating from the late 1800s to the present day, almost all have the Gallia and Peter label being also the result of donations from generous customers who often give family hats, confident that these will be restored and preserved for exhibitions, style offices and historical documentation.