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  • 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:


  • 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)


1949 (made)


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




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

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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