Not currently on display at the V&A

Hat

1940s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Toque with swathes of cream net arranged in turban-style over cream silk, on a straw base with wired frame. It is trimmed at the back with a mount of clipped white ostrich feathers.

It is lined with cream satin and at the back is a strip of cream velvet through which a thin ribbon is passed to gather in the circumference of the hat.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Net, silk, straw, wired frame, ostrich feathers, lined with satin, velvet
Brief Description
Hat of net and feathers, designed by Marjorie Somerset, England, 1940s.
Physical Description
Toque with swathes of cream net arranged in turban-style over cream silk, on a straw base with wired frame. It is trimmed at the back with a mount of clipped white ostrich feathers.



It is lined with cream satin and at the back is a strip of cream velvet through which a thin ribbon is passed to gather in the circumference of the hat.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 8in
  • Height: 4in
Production typeHaute couture
Credit line
Given by the Earl of Harewood
Object history
Worn by HM Queen Mary and given by the Earl of Harewood
Production
Worn by Queen Mary
Bibliographic Reference
Fashion : An Anthology by Cecil Beaton. London : H.M.S.O., 1971
Collection
Accession Number
T.416-1974

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record createdSeptember 7, 2007
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