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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: 1950/1959
Creator: Henry's (Dallas, Texas)
Description: Hat of golden cloth. The pillbox style hat is formed as a low, cylindrical crown of stiffened mesh with flattened top, covered with with a woven golden cloth, pleated horizontally on sides. The top of the crown is embellished with beading, using simulated pearls, small bronze-colored beads, large oval cabochon opalescent translucent beads, faceted "crystal" beads, and crescent-shaped translucent beads. The hat is unlined, the inner mesh visible and showing embroidered pattern of pale green leaves/branches. Around inside lower edge of crown is an inner hatband of green grosgrain ribbon. Affixed to inner hatband on either side is a small plastic comb to help secure hat to wearer's head. Maker's (retailer's?) label sewn to inner hatband: "Henrys / Dallas".
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Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: 1950
Creator: Dior, Christian
Description: Pillbox hat of cream satin. The slightly domed crown of the hat is of cream satin, inset within a thick ring of the same fabric which forms the sides of the crown. Applied to the sides of the crown are black velvet ribbon semi-bows which form "T" shapes, set alternately upright and inverted. The hat is lined in golden tan fabric, and has a white grosgrain ribbon inner hatband around the inside base of the crown. Maker's label sewn to inner hatband: "Christian Dior New York Inc.". Retailer's label sewn to inside lining of crown: "Neiman-Marcus / Made to Order". Accompanied by a single short hatpin with faux pearl head.
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Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: 1950/1959
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
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.
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Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: 1950/1959
Creator: Saks Fifth Avenue Millinery Salon
Description: Pillbox hat of straw/raffia. The crown of the pillbox is of natural-colored straw/raffia, domed and with rounded edges, having a sloping back on which there is an applied bow of matching straw/raffia. The lower edge of the crown turns under and into the crown. Hat is lined in brownish/golden satin, and has an inner woven straw/raffia hatband. Inner buckram frame/base. Label sewn inside: "Saks Fifth Avenue / Millinery Salon"
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Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: 1950/1959
Creator: Roy, Janyth
Description: Pillbox hat of bright pink straw with flower-like decoration of white iridescent petal shaped paillettes, 3 rhinestones and pearl center with white chenille stem held in place by small bow of self. Two grosgrain covered wire loops at sides to secure hat to head. Pink veil. Designer's label on inside hatband: "JR / Janyth Roy / New York"
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Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: [1950..1969]
Creator: unknown
Description: Pillbox hat of magenta satin. Sides of crown with horizontally pleated "fans" or waves of self material. At front of hat is pewter-toned metal and rhinestone ornament with pink feather spray behind. Ornament is square shaped with large, red faceted stone and four small, red faceted stones in each corner of the square. Around crown is fine magenta netting/veiling. Lined in black. Retailer's label inside crown: "Neiman-Marcus" Size label: "22".
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Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: [1950..1959]
Creator: Dooley, Sue
Description: Pillbox hat of brown fur. The pillbox crown is formed of a cylinder of brown fur. Lined with metallic weave fabric with stripes of red, green, gold metallic, edged with brown grosgrain ribbon and with a band of gold rickrack. At each side, attached to inner band, is a small plastic comb to secure hat to wearer's head. Designer's label at inside back edge: "Sue Dooley / Dallas"
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Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: [1950..1959]
Creator: unknown
Description: Pillbox-style hat of faux(?) purple felted fur. The cylindrical crown has horizontal "waist" at mid-point, and a flat top. Surmounting hat is a cone-shaped ornament formed of layers of rhinestone set discs, of "amethyst" in two shades, "aquamarines", "diamonds", and a surmounting "amethyst". Lined in purple satin with dark purple grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Retailer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: [1950..1959]
Creator: unknown
Description: Pillbox hat of woven black/dark navy shiny straw. The low, cylindrical crown is woven to create horizontal ridges around hat. Inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Retailer's label: "Volk / Dallas"
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Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: [1950..1959]
Creator: unknown
Description: Pillbox hat of light brown mink. The low, circular crown is made of mink tails arranged in a pinwheel design, radiating from center of the flat top of the crown. Lined in mesh and a brocade floral fabric. Inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. No labels in garment.
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