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Hat

1947 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Hat made of ivory-coloured straw with a low crown surrounded by a narrow band of matching grosgrain ribbon and a wide curving brim. Stitched inside is a label machine-embroidered in black 'Christian Dior, Paris'.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Straw, grosgrain ribbon
Brief Description
Straw hat with a low crown surrounded by a band of grosgrain ribbon, designed by Christian Dior, Paris, 1947
Physical Description
Hat made of ivory-coloured straw with a low crown surrounded by a narrow band of matching grosgrain ribbon and a wide curving brim. Stitched inside is a label machine-embroidered in black 'Christian Dior, Paris'.
Dimensions
  • Width: 14in
Style
Production typeHaute couture
Marks and Inscriptions
'Christian Dior, Paris' (Label inside, machine embroidered in black)
Credit line
Given by Christian Dior
Object history
This hat, along with a jacket and skirt, were given to us by Christian Dior of 30 Avenue Montaigne, Paris.



In customs papers filled out by 'Christian Dior Paris' the hat is described as beige in colour.



In the Vogue illustrations in which the above mentioned hat and skirt feature (English Vogue April 1947, p.47-50), the hat is not originally shown with the suit.
Production
spring 1947
Associated Object
T.376-1960 (Ensemble)
Bibliographic Reference
Published in Four Hundred Years of Fahion, V&A, 1984, cat. 169.
Collection
Accession Number
T.377-1960

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record createdSeptember 5, 2005
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