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Wedding headdress

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1932 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lanvin, Jeanne, born 1867 - died 1946 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Sequins, mounted on braid, silk tulle

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Antony Acton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Wedding headdress of iridescent sequins mounted on braid. Attached to the skull-cap is a long veil and train of white silk tulle.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


1932 (made)


Lanvin, Jeanne, born 1867 - died 1946 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Sequins, mounted on braid, silk tulle

Marks and inscriptions

'Jeanne Lanvin, 22 Rue st. Honore'
Label stitched inside the train

Inscribed in purple ink on label stitched inside the train

Object history note

Worn by the donor, Mrs Antony Acton (nee Joan Pearson) for her 1932 wedding. This cap accessorised the first wedding dress that Victor Stiebel made.

Descriptive line

Wedding headdress of sequins mounted on braid, designed by Jeanne Lanvin, Paris, 1932




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

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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