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Hat

Hat

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1996 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Boyd, John, born 1925 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Straw, sinamay and feathers

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:

    T.135-1996

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Inspired by the opulent, large-scale millinery of the 1910s, this extravagant hat was part of John Boyd's "Ascot" collection. John Boyd designs for members of the Royal Family and, in 1981, made the Princess of Wales's famous "going-away" hat - a much-copied tricorne trimmed with ostrich feathers.

Physical description

White sinamay crown and brim with black straw lacquered band, trimmed with black cock feathers

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1996 (made)

Artist/maker

Boyd, John, born 1925 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Straw, sinamay and feathers

Object history note

Registered File number 1996/461.

Descriptive line

White hat with black band, trimmed in black feathers, John Boyd, England, 1996.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

de la Haye, Amy, ed. The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997. V&A Publications, London, England, 1997, p. 136, plate 102.

Labels and date

Inspired by the opulent, large-scale millinery of the 1910s, this extravagant hat was part of John Boyd's "Ascot" collection. John Boyd designs for members of the Royal Family and, in 1981, made the Princess of Wales's famous "going-away" hat - a much-copied tricorne trimmed with ostrich feathers. [1997]

Production Note

Attribution note: This hat was part of John Boyd's "Ascot" collection

Materials

Straw; Feathers; Plant fibre

Categories

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

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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