Pillbox Hat

Description

Brown velvet pillbox cocktail hat. The low, circular crown of the hat is slightly domed. At front of hat is pinned a large 3-dimensional pear-shaped openwork jeweled ornament of gold wire set with various colors and shapes of stones. Inside of hat lined in black cloth. Around inside lower edge of crown is brown grosgrain ribbon band. Sewn to inner band is a plastic comb to help secure hat to wearer's head. Maker's label sewn to inner ribbon band: "Eisa". The jeweled ornament is attributed to Robert Goossens of Paris, who is known to have supplied Balenciaga. Donor notes of ... continued below

Physical Description

17 cm. front to back, excluding jewel; 16.5 cm. side to side; 8.5 cm. from base to top of crown.

Creation Information

Balenciaga, Cristóbal 1960/1965.

Context

This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Texas Fashion Collection and was provided by UNT College of Visual Arts + Design to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 466 times . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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  • Eisa Eisa was Balenciaga's store in Spain, with several branches throughout the country.

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  • Main Title: Pillbox Hat
  • Added Title: Pill Box Hat

Description

Brown velvet pillbox cocktail hat. The low, circular crown of the hat is slightly domed. At front of hat is pinned a large 3-dimensional pear-shaped openwork jeweled ornament of gold wire set with various colors and shapes of stones. Inside of hat lined in black cloth. Around inside lower edge of crown is brown grosgrain ribbon band. Sewn to inner band is a plastic comb to help secure hat to wearer's head.

Maker's label sewn to inner ribbon band: "Eisa".

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

Donor notes of this hat: "...to wear with short black cocktail dresses."

Physical Description

17 cm. front to back, excluding jewel; 16.5 cm. side to side; 8.5 cm. from base to top of crown.

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Texas Fashion Collection

The UNT Texas Fashion Collection is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion, and serves as an educational and inspirational resource for students, researchers, and the general public. This vital resource is part of the UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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Creation Date

  • 1960/1965

Start & End Dates

  • 1960 - 1965

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 11:16 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 5:04 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Balenciaga, Cristóbal. Pillbox Hat, physical object, 1960/1965; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30150/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.