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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1975-1980 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Christian Dior (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Straw with organza

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Bruce family, worn by Mrs David Bruce.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Large straw hat of fine blonde straw. Floppy style. Trimmed with huge cream organza flowers around the crown.

Separate non-accessioned hat-brim, bound with cream canvas around the outer edges. Slightly stiffer, coarser and darker, plain weave blonde straw. Tabs around interior brim, pinned to the outer hat.

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1975-1980 (made)


Christian Dior (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Straw with organza

Marks and inscriptions

'MADE IN / FRANCE [sideways] / Christian Dior'
Label inside hat


Height: 24 cm, Width: 44 cm, Circumference: 145 cm around outside brim

Descriptive line

Floppy straw hat with organza, designed for Christian Dior, France, ca. 1975-1980

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail


Straw; Organza


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

Production Type



Textiles and Fashion Collection

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