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 Country: France
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Picture Hat

Picture Hat

Date: 1955/1965
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Picture hat of light beige finely woven straw. The domed crown is encircled at base by a rolled tube of the same straw, into which at front is twined the stem of a beige silk satin rose. The wide, slightly floppy brim is strengthened at brim by rolling up and over. The hat is unlined, with inner beige grosgrain ribbon hatband, and two small elastic cords at sides to help secure combs/pins to help hold hat to wearer's head. No labels.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Breton Hat

Breton Hat

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Breton hat of light tan woven Baku straw. The high, cylindrical crown is slightly domed at top, and is encircled at the base by an off-white band of folded organza. The crown is surrounded by the wide upturned brim, which extends out and then turns up to vertical, forming a "wall" around the crown. Te side of the brim facing the crown is faced with a band of the same woven straw. The hat is unlined, with an off-white inner grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Hatlet

Hatlet

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Hatlet/hair ornament of black silk. Designed as a stylized bow shape created from a tube of black silk, the open ends are stuffed to be open, and the whole is folded and sewn down, and mounted on a small plastic comb to secure it to the wearer's head. No labels.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Hat

Hat

Date: 1955/1965
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Hat created with a green and white silk scarf printed with a plaid pattern. The framework is a domed crown, higher at front than back, over which the silk scarf is fastened, pulled to back forming knotted ornament with trailing end. Lined in white mesh tulle, through which the under-structure can be seen. Inner pale green and white grosgrain ribbon hatband, with translucent brown plastic comb at inside front to secure to wearer's head. No designer's label.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Cocktail Hat

Cocktail Hat

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Cocktail hat of draped brown silk. The hat, reminiscent of a turban, is a soft crown construction, gathered into horizontal folds at front with a rhinestone set clip shaped as an "8", one "s" curve set with rectangular stones, the other with three rows of circular stones. Interior lined in brown mesh, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. At front of inner hatband is attached small comb to help secure hat to wearer's head. Accompanied by a small hatpin, the head covered with same fabric.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Hat

Hat

Date: 1970/1979
Creator: Givenchy, Hubert de
Description: Hat of blue gabardine. Roughly cylindrical soft crown, able to be creased somewhat, with flat top. Encircled at base by band of same blue gabardine, with flat, wide bow at left side. Brim of same, extending out and downwards at gentle angle. Edge with wide top-stitched band as outer border. Crown is lined with dark blue, and with dark blue gray grosgrain inner hatband. Designer's label on inner hatband: "Givenchy / Paris"; "Made in / France"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Hat

Hat

Date: 1965/1975
Creator: Givenchy, Hubert de
Description: Hat of light navy blue felt. Brimless, the hat has a domed crown, sloping gently at front and more steeply at back, with slight "under-cut" at back and back of sides. The edges of the hat extend under and back towards crown, creating a "under brim", which gives the illusion that the hat is "floating" above the wearer's head. Hat is unlined, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband, and a short length of grosgrain ribbon across inside front of crown to help hat keep its shape. No labels.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Hat

Hat

Date: 1965/1975
Creator: Givenchy, Hubert de
Description: Hat of black velvet. Styled as a modified Breton hat, the tall, cylindrical crown is gently domed, and encircled by the wide brim, which extends out and turns up to vertical. The "underside" of the brim is faced with the same black velvet. The crown is lined in black silk(?) satin, and has a black grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Designer's label on inner hatband: "Givenchy / Paris"; "Made in / France".
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Hat

Hat

Date: 1965/1975
Creator: Givenchy, Hubert de
Description: Hat of cinnamon brown broadtail fur. The hat is designed as a shallow cone-shaped crown, covered with broadtail fur, the edges of which roll under and up into the inside of the crown. The hat is lined with a bronze/brown slightly iridescent fabric, and has inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label on inner hatband: "Givenchy / Paris"; "Made in / France"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Hat

Hat

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Hat of draped blue silk. Hat is constructed with an under-structure of a short black jersey covered cylindrical ring over which fits a tailored blue silk scarf, fitting around ring, and draping freely off the back. Inner ring with small comb attached to front inside, to help secure to wearer's head.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design