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The word Fedora comes from a play of the same name written by French author Victorien Sardou. The play premiered in 1882 and starred a young Sarah Bernhardt in the role of Princess Fedora Romanoff. In the play Bernhardt wears a soft felt hat with a center crease in the crown. This style became known as the Fedora and became an extremely popular women's hat style. In 1924 Edward, Prince of Wales, began wearing fedora style hat and the style of fedoras was adopted by men. It became a popular style for its fashionable look along with the fact that it provided good protection against the elements. In the early to mid-20th century the Fedora was at the peak of its popularity. However as the fashions shifted to a more casual style after the 1950s, the fedora became less popular until the beginning of the 21st century where they began to grow again in popularity. As celebrities and hipsters began wearing hats again, the popularity of fedoras skyrocketed. They also saw a brief resurgence of popularity with the Indiana Jones franchise and Harrison Ford's iconic Indiana Jones Fedora. Many celebrities have been noted for wearing a fedora including Frank Sinatra, Johnny Depp, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, and many others.