Pillbox Hat Metadata

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  • Main Title Pillbox Hat
  • Added Title Pill Box Hat


  • Designer: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Retailer: Eisa
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: Eisa was Balenciaga's store in Spain, with several branches throughout the country.
  • Donor: de Osborne, Claudia Heard
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Designer: Gossens, Robert
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Creation: 1960/1965


  • No Language


  • Content 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.


  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Hats (Headgear)
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Social Life and Customs - Clothing - Accessories - Hats
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Arts and Crafts - Crafts - Jewelry
  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Jewelry

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Start Date: 1960
  • End Date: 1965
  • Place Name: Spain
  • Place Name: France - Île-de-France Region - Département de Ville de Paris - Paris


  • Name: Texas Fashion Collection
    Code: TXFC


  • Name: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
    Code: UNTCVA


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: by-nc-nd
  • Rights Statement: All Texas Fashion Collection content and images are copyrighted.

Resource Type

  • Physical Object


  • Image


  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc30150