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Hat

Hat

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1954 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lucas, Otto, born 1903 - died 1971 (milliner)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Straw with wired velvet

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Robin Allanson

  • Museum number:

    T.218-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This large-brimmed sculptural hat was designed to balance the full-skirted fashions of the period. Dyed black straw has been expertly and painstakingly joined to compose elegant curves. Otto Lucas was both inventive and prolific. In his final year of designing he issued 55,000 hats.

Physical description

Black straw hat with a wired velvet bow.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1954 (made)

Artist/maker

Lucas, Otto, born 1903 - died 1971 (milliner)

Materials and Techniques

Straw with wired velvet

Object history note

Worn by Mrs. Barbara Allanson and given by Mr. Robin Allanson.

Descriptive line

Black straw hat with wired velvet bow, Otto Lucas, London, 1954

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, pp. 141 and 142.

Labels and date

This large-brimmed sculptural hat was designed to balance the full-skirted fashions of the period. Dyed black straw has been expertly and painstakingly joined to compose elegant curves. Otto Lucas was both inventive and prolific. In his final year of designing he issued 55,000 hats. [1997]

Materials

Straw; Metal

Categories

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

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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