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Hat and hat pin

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1949 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Svend (milliner)
    Jacques Fath (made for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Organdie, net and steel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Alexandra Trevor-Roper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hat of dark grey organdie. It has a small crown with a wide brim on a net base. The brim curves downwards and has a wide wired brim. The brim and base are swathed with pleated and folded matching fabric, and stitched in place. Worn with a steel hat pin approximately 3 inches long with a padded bobble of matching fabric at the end.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


1949 (made)


Svend (milliner)
Jacques Fath (made for)

Materials and Techniques

Organdie, net and steel

Marks and inscriptions

'Jacques Fath / Paris'
Label, machine woven, black on white

Historical context note

Lady Trevor-Roper favoured designs by Jacques Fath for her wardrobe, and contributed the vast proportion of the V&A's Fath collection.

Descriptive line

Wide brim hat of organdie and steel hat pin, made by Svend for Jacques Fath, Paris, 1949




Fashion; Hats & headwear; Accessories; Women's clothes

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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