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Hat

1949 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Hat of black stiffened velvet. It consists of a crown in three sections with a stiffened brim which has a narrow back but broadens out at the sides, and is folded back at the front. It has a black velvet band attached to the base of the crown which ties at the back.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Stiffened velvet
Brief description
Hat of stiffened velvet, made by Svend for Jacques Fath, Paris, 1949
Physical description
Hat of black stiffened velvet. It consists of a crown in three sections with a stiffened brim which has a narrow back but broadens out at the sides, and is folded back at the front. It has a black velvet band attached to the base of the crown which ties at the back.
Production typeHaute couture
Marks and inscriptions
'Jacques Fath / Paris' (Label, machine woven, brown on white)
Credit line
Given by Lady Alexandra Trevor-Roper
Historical context
Lady Alexandra Trevor-Roper favoured Fath for her wardrobe, and contributed the large portion of the V&A's Fath collection.
Association
Collection
Accession number
T.189-1974

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Record createdJanuary 12, 2006
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