Hat

early 1960-mid 1960s (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Aage Thaarup was noted for his exuberant, floral fantasy designs. In keeping with the late 1950s and 1960s vogue for flower-bedecked hats, daisies bloom all over this light organza trellis.
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read 'Heads and Tales' by Aage Thaarup Danish milliner Aage Thaarup (1906 – 87) left Copenhagen in the 1930s and set off to conquer London, where he designed hats for movie stars and royalty. In this extract from his 1956 autobiography, he describes his first meeting with a very special customer.
object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Organza mounted wire
Brief Description
White daisy hat on an organza-covered wire frame
Physical Description
Hat of white organza daisies mounted on an organza-covered wire frame.
Dimensions
  • Circumference: 33cm
  • Height: 24cm
Gallery Label
Aage Thaarup was noted for his exuberant, floral fantasy designs. In keeping with the late 1950s and 1960s vogue for flower-bedecked hats, daisies bloom all over this light organza trellis.(1997)
Credit line
Given by Mrs B. Church
Object history
Worn by Mrs. Blair Cok and given by her sister, Mrs. B. Church
Subject depicted
Summary
Aage Thaarup was noted for his exuberant, floral fantasy designs. In keeping with the late 1950s and 1960s vogue for flower-bedecked hats, daisies bloom all over this light organza trellis.
Bibliographic Reference
de la Haye, Amy, ed. The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997. . London: V&A Publications, 1997, pp. 142 and 143.
Collection
Accession Number
T.252-1985

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record createdSeptember 11, 2003
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