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Hat

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1970-1979 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wilkie, Andrew (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven linen and grosgrain

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Bruce family, worn by Mrs David Bruce.

  • Museum number:

    T.261-1998

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This navy blue linen hat with grosgrain ties and trim was designed by London milliner Andrew Wilkie. This informal design dates from a period when hat wearing was becoming less important for many women. It features a light linen fabric and minimum surface decoration. Delicate ruffles are the only embellishment.

Physical description

Navy blue linen hat with navy grosgrain ties, and finished with a navy grosgrain edge and ruffles at the back. Two panels of fabrics are used to create the brim, one for the top of the hat and two surrounding the top.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1970-1979 (made)

Artist/maker

Wilkie, Andrew (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Woven linen and grosgrain

Marks and inscriptions

'Andrew Wilkie/ London'

'M'

'100% Linen / Dry Clean Only'

'Made in England for Bergdorf Goodman'

Dimensions

Circumference: 55 cm head, Width: 14 cm brim, Height: 10 cm

Descriptive line

Linen hat with grosgrain ties, designed by Andrew Wilkie, England, 1970-1979

Categories

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

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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