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Hat

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1949 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Svend (milliner)
    Jacques Fath (made for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stiffened velvet

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Alexandra Trevor-Roper

  • Museum number:

    T.189-1974

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hat of black stiffened velvet. It consists of a crown in three sections with a stiffened brim which has a narrow back but broadens out at the sides, and is folded back at the front. It has a black velvet band attached to the base of the crown which ties at the back.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1949 (made)

Artist/maker

Svend (milliner)
Jacques Fath (made for)

Materials and Techniques

Stiffened velvet

Marks and inscriptions

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

Historical context note

Lady Alexandra Trevor-Roper favoured Fath for her wardrobe, and contributed the large portion of the V&A's Fath collection.

Descriptive line

Hat of stiffened velvet, made by Svend for Jacques Fath, Paris, 1949

Materials

Velvet

Categories

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

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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