Gavroche Beret Hat

The men’s and women’s Gavroche cap is said to have made its first appearance in France at the end of the 19th century. The famous work ‘Les Misérables’, written by Victor Hugo, is said to be the origin of the name given to this accessory.

Indeed, Gavroche, an iconic character in the novel, is a Parisian child abandoned and living in the streets, often depicted wearing a similar cap.

The author is said to have been inspired by a painting by Eugène Delacroix ‘Liberty Leading the People’, created in 1830, an artistic tribute to the revolution. Borrowed from Victor Hugo’s eponymous character, this men’s and women’s Gavroche cap will become a symbol of revolt.

Initially, the Gavroche was a Peaky Blinders beret cap typically worn by the working class. In the early 20th century, it was then adopted by French people from the upper class during their leisure activities, such as golf or tennis.