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Hat and hat pin

Hat and hat pin

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1948 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Svend (milliner)
    Jacques Fath (made for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plush with net and velvet veil, and brass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Alexandra Trevor-Roper

  • Museum number:

    T.185&A-1974

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hat in dark beige plush. It has a small folded crown with a turned-up brim which extends and falls to the right, and has a matching net veil with black velvet spots attached under the left brim, sweeping over right, to the crown. Worn with a brass hat pin, approximately 6 3/4 inches long, with a padded end covered in matching plush and beige cord.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1948 (made)

Artist/maker

Svend (milliner)
Jacques Fath (made for)

Materials and Techniques

Plush with net and velvet veil, and brass

Marks and inscriptions

'Jacques Fath / Paris'
Label, machine woven, blue 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

Hat in plush, velvet and net, and brass hat pin, made by Svend for Jacques Fath, Paris, 1948

Materials

Plush; Velvet; Net; Metal; Cord

Categories

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

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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