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Ladies hat

Ladies hat

  • Place of origin:

    Paris, France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1960 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paulette, born 1900 - died 1984 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Cecil Beaton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Ladies hat of delicate, lightweight lime green and fuchsia silk tulle, draped to form a turban and trimmed with matching tulle pompon. It is mounted on grey tulle.

Place of Origin

Paris, France (made)


ca. 1960 (made)


Paulette, born 1900 - died 1984 (designer)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions



Height: 300 mm, Width: 210 mm

Historical context note

Milliner 'Paulette' (Paulette Marchand, 1900-84) established her eponymous millinery shop in 1939, first on the Avenue Victor-Emmanuel and later the Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt.
She worked throughout the war, designing for Robert Piguet. She went on to create hats for Schiaparelli, Chanel, Cardin, Ungaro, Mugler, and Laroche. She designed hats for Greta Garbo and Edith Piaf, and designed the Duchess of Windsor's hat for the Duke's funeral. She received the Legion of Honour in 1974, and continued working up until her death.

Descriptive line

Ladies hat of silk tulle, designed by Paulette, Paris, ca. 1960

Exhibition History

Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones (Victoria and Albert Museum 24/02/2009-31/05/2009)






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

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