Hat

Description:

Hat with long flowing black feathers falling from a sculpted black silk tulle crown.

Creator(s): Balenciaga, Cristobal
Location(s): France - Île-de-France Region - Département de Ville de Paris - Paris
Creation Date: 1955
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
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Creator (Designer):
Balenciaga, Cristobal

Balenciaga, Cristóbal (b. Guetaria, Spain, 1895 - d. Valencia, Spain, 1972)

Date(s):
  • Creation: 1955
Coverage:
Place
France - Île-de-France Region - Département de Ville de Paris - Paris
Date
1955  
Description:

Hat with long flowing black feathers falling from a sculpted black silk tulle crown.

Note:

Lent by Senora de Osborne to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the 1972 Balenciaga exhibit.

Donor writes: "Here is my famous 'Bird of Paradise' hat. I sent once the picture of this hat to Miss Laura. No one else had this made. It cost a fortune and must live pinned to the mold in its round box if not on the head of a Model. Please treasure this."

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Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc30195
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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