Hat

Description:

Hat of gray felt. The sculptural piece is designed with elements of both a beret and a beanie. The crown is of oval shape with upwards sweeping and twisting panels of felt which meet at a point at the top of the crown. The shape is primarily held by blocking, with a few small stitches to maintain it. The base of the crown is sewn to a band of the same felt at bottom edge, forming an in-ward curving brim. The hat is unlined, the inner edge trimmed with black grosgrain ribbon. A small stitch mark on ribbon indicates the front of the hat. A think black cord attached to the ribbon helps secure the hat to wearer's head, to be looped around the back of the head.

Designer's label sewn to inner ribbon: "Charles James / 15, Bruton Street, W.I."

Creator(s): James, Charles
Location(s): England - Greater London Metropolitan Area - London
Creation Date: 1932/1936  
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 44
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Designer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1932/1936
Coverage:
Place
England - Greater London Metropolitan Area - London
From 1932 to 1936
Description:

Hat of gray felt. The sculptural piece is designed with elements of both a beret and a beanie. The crown is of oval shape with upwards sweeping and twisting panels of felt which meet at a point at the top of the crown. The shape is primarily held by blocking, with a few small stitches to maintain it. The base of the crown is sewn to a band of the same felt at bottom edge, forming an in-ward curving brim. The hat is unlined, the inner edge trimmed with black grosgrain ribbon. A small stitch mark on ribbon indicates the front of the hat. A think black cord attached to the ribbon helps secure the hat to wearer's head, to be looped around the back of the head.

Designer's label sewn to inner ribbon: "Charles James / 15, Bruton Street, W.I."

Physical Description:

Measurements: 26 cm. front to back; 20 cm. side to side; 10 cm. high at highest point.

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Contributor(s):
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1967.042.113
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc39145
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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