Not currently on display at the V&A


c. 1897 (made)
Place of origin

Pine marten hat trimmed with pale blue grosgrain ribbons.

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Pine marten fur, grosgrain ribbon
Brief description
Hat, pine marten fur and silk grosgrain ribbon, possibly designed by Caroline Reboux, Paris, c. 1897.
Physical description
Pine marten hat trimmed with pale blue grosgrain ribbons.
  • Height: 430mm (Approx.)
  • Width: 240mm
  • Depth: 260mm
Credit line
Given by Sybil, Marchioness of Cholmondeley
Object history
This hat is said to have been worn by the Empress Eugenie in 1865-1870, however the style indicates a later date of c. 1897 and therefore cannot be linked to Empress Eugenie. The hat was originally described as sable fur, but has since been identified by a furrier as pine marten.

The hat was displayed in "Fashion: An Anthology" by Cecil Beaton, 1971-72.
Bibliographic reference
Fashion : An Anthology by Cecil Beaton. London : H.M.S.O., 1971
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Record createdSeptember 7, 2007
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