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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1928-1929 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Miss Fox (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Reed

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This pink felt cloche hat was worn with a Lanvin day-suit of pink marocain (T.202-1931). The ensemble was a worn by the donor for her second wedding in 1929. She recalled that this hat was a 'copy of a French model, purchased at the same time as the dress, and is characteristic of what was very smart indeed at that time'.

The milliner who made the hat, Miss Fox, was based in Hanover Square, which had been a popular address for exclusive dress makers and milliners since the late nineteenth century. In the 1920s Paris was still very much the leading fashion city and it was not unusual for milliners and dress makers to copy Parisian models of clothing.

The hat is made from fur felt moulded to shape with the side of the brim cut into a longer section to allow for the pleated detail.

Physical description

Pale pink felt cloche hat with self-fabric folded drape down the side. The crown is rounded as a skull and the brim is pleated on the left.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1928-1929 (made)


Miss Fox (maker)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 8 in crown, Width: 15 in brim

Object history note

This hat was worn with a Lanvin day ensemble of pink marocain crepe and satin from Lanvin's Autumn-Winter 1929-30 collection

Descriptive line

Felt cloche hat, made by Miss Fox, London, 1928-1929




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


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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