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Hat

Hat

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1950s (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Saint-Cyr, Claude, born 1910 - died 2002 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Net and silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs D.M. Haynes and Mrs M. Clark

  • Museum number:

    T.152-1982

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Black net hat trimmed with a silk flower.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1950s (designed)

Artist/maker

Saint-Cyr, Claude, born 1910 - died 2002 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Net and silk

Object history note

Opal Holt was born in Canada in 1887 but lived in the US until the end of the Second World War. She travelled extensively between the wars and was in the first plane to land in Bali. She married Herbert Holt, a Canadian who lived a large part of his life in England, as her third husband in 1946. They came to England and Europe every summer and Opal Holt began buying clothes in Paris for her life in England, and for the Bahamas in Winter, over a period of about thirty years. She died in 1980.

Given by Mrs D.M Haynes and Mrs. Clark (nee Holt; Opal Holt's step-daughters).

Descriptive line

Net hat trimmed with silk, made by Claude Saint-Cyr, Paris, 1950s

Materials

Net; Silk

Techniques

Millinery

Categories

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

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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