Calotte Metadata

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  • Main Title Calotte


  • Designer: Irene
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: b. December 8, 1900 or 1901 in Baker, Montana; d. November 15, 1962 (age 61) in Los Angeles, Calif.; birth name, Irene Lentz; alternate names, Irene Gibbons, Irene Lentz.


  • Retailer: Neiman-Marcus
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: Neiman-Marcus Co. (USA) (est. 1907 in Dallas, Texas, USA, by Herbert Marcus, Carrie Marcus-Neiman, and Al Neiman)


  • Creation: 1955


  • No Language


  • Content Description: Hat of gray felt, burgundy velour, and black sequins. The hat is styled as a calotte (also spelled "calot"), formed of a base of stiffened gray felt, overlaid with a layer of burgundy velour. The domed crown extends further down on right side than left, curling out at rim. The crown is covered in black sequins, with an edge of the velour showing slightly at front and back, more at right side. The hat is unlined, with inner hatband of brown grosgrain ribbon inside base of crown. A small stitch in the inner hatband indicates the front of the hat. Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Irene / New York". Retailer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Neiman-Marcus / Dallas"


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

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Coverage Date: 1955
  • Place Name: United States - New York - New York City
  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Dallas County - Dallas


  • 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


  • Accession or Local Control No: 1900.057.002
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc39052