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: 45
Past 30 days: 1
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."

Note:

This object was part of the Dallas Museum of Fashion collection. Founded in 1960 by the Fashion Group, Inc. of Dallas, the collection comprised important items of historic and current fashion. It was housed in the Apparel Mart, Dallas, and operated as the Dallas Museum of Fashion from 1960 until 1971. It moved to what was then North Texas State University in 1972, and became the Texas Fashion Collection.

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):
Series Title: Dallas Museum of Fashion Collection
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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