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  • Place of origin:

    London, England (made)

  • Date:

    mid 1960s-late 1960s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Aage Thaarup, born 1906 - died 1987 (milliner)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs B. Church

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Natural straw broad-brimmed hat with fabric poppies, cornflowers, daisies, and wheat stalks.

Place of Origin

London, England (made)


mid 1960s-late 1960s (made)


Aage Thaarup, born 1906 - died 1987 (milliner)

Materials and Techniques


Object history note

Worn by Mrs. Blair Cok and given by her sister, Mrs. B. Church

Descriptive line

Natural straw broad-brimmed hat trimmed with fabric flowers and wheat

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

de la Haye, Amy, ed. The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997. London: V&A Publications, 1997, p. 145.

Exhibition History

The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997 (V&A 01/01/1997-31/12/1997)

Labels and date

Ideal for a summer day in the country, this simple, broad-brimmed straw hat is decorated with meadow flowers and corn. By this date, fashion had lost its hard edge and softer styles were in the ascendant. [1997]



Subjects depicted

Poppies; Wheat; Cornflowers; Daisies


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

Collection code


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