Pillbox Hat

Description:

Brown velvet pillbox cocktail hat. The low, circular crown of the hat is slightly domed. At front of hat is pinned a large 3-dimensional pear-shaped openwork jeweled ornament of gold wire set with various colors and shapes of stones. Inside of hat lined in black cloth. Around inside lower edge of crown is brown grosgrain ribbon band. Sewn to inner band is a plastic comb to help secure hat to wearer's head.

Maker's label sewn to inner ribbon band: "Eisa".

The jeweled ornament is attributed to Robert Goossens of Paris, who is known to have supplied Balenciaga.

Donor notes of this hat: "...to wear with short black cocktail dresses."

Creator(s): Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Location(s):
Creation Date: 1960/1965  
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 322
Past 30 days: 8
Yesterday: 1
Creator (Designer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1960/1965
Coverage:
Place
Spain
Place
France - Île-de-France Region - Département de Ville de Paris - Paris
From 1960 to 1965
Description:

Brown velvet pillbox cocktail hat. The low, circular crown of the hat is slightly domed. At front of hat is pinned a large 3-dimensional pear-shaped openwork jeweled ornament of gold wire set with various colors and shapes of stones. Inside of hat lined in black cloth. Around inside lower edge of crown is brown grosgrain ribbon band. Sewn to inner band is a plastic comb to help secure hat to wearer's head.

Maker's label sewn to inner ribbon band: "Eisa".

The jeweled ornament is attributed to Robert Goossens of Paris, who is known to have supplied Balenciaga.

Donor notes of this hat: "...to wear with short black cocktail dresses."

Physical Description:

17 cm. front to back, excluding jewel; 16.5 cm. side to side; 8.5 cm. from base to top of crown.

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Subject(s):
Contributor(s):
Added Title: Pill Box Hat
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc30150
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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