Pillbox Hat

Description:

Pillbox hat of black velvet. The low, cylindrical, slightly domed hat is completely covered in black velvet. Affixed to the center front of the hat is a roughly fan-shaped aigrette of simulated gems and metallic braid with a surmounting spray of white feathers. The crown is lined in black fabric, and has a black grosgrain ribbon running along the inside bottom edge. Sewn to the inner ribbon is a plastic comb to secure the hat to the wearer's head.

No labels.

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

Creator(s): Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Location(s): France - Île-de-France Region - Département de Ville de Paris - Paris
Creation Date: 1950/1959  
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 68
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Designer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1950/1959
Coverage:
Place
France - Île-de-France Region - Département de Ville de Paris - Paris
From 1950 to 1959
Description:

Pillbox hat of black velvet. The low, cylindrical, slightly domed hat is completely covered in black velvet. Affixed to the center front of the hat is a roughly fan-shaped aigrette of simulated gems and metallic braid with a surmounting spray of white feathers. The crown is lined in black fabric, and has a black grosgrain ribbon running along the inside bottom edge. Sewn to the inner ribbon is a plastic comb to secure the hat to the wearer's head.

No labels.

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

Physical Description:

17 cm. front to back; 16.5 cm. side to side; 9 cm. from base to top of crown, excluding feathers.

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Contributor(s):
Added Title: Pill Box Hat
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1982.028.012
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc30205
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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