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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:


  • 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)


1948 (made)


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


Plush; Velvet; Net; Metal; Cord


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

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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