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Cloche Hat

1928 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This cloche hat was worn as part of an ensemble by Marian Hazel Lasenby for her wedding to William Moorcroft in 1928. The close-fitting cloche hat was extremely popular at the time. A simple modern design, it was an easy to wear unfussy style of hat which fitted snugly over fashionably closely-cropped hairstyles.

The decoration on this hat consists of blue ostrich feathers which are cleverly bound around the hat, keeping the tight-fitting silhouette but adding an element of decorative movement.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Felt and ostrich feathers, lined with silk taffeta
Brief Description
Cloche hat of felt trimmed with ostrich feathers, made for Liberty and Co. Ltd, London, 1928
Physical Description
Cloche hat of mid-blue felt trimmed with mid-blue ostrich feathers. Lined with fine cream silk taffeta with a drawstring adjustment.
Marks and Inscriptions
'L Unique T Pattern no. 2467 Invoice no ' (On a felt label pinned to the lining)
Gallery Label
Printed satin dress with coat and hat Liberty & Co. Ltd London 1928 Marian Lasenby decided not to wear white when she married the potter William Moorcroft in 1928. Her husband was a widower and 27 years her senior. Instead she ordered a dress with a hat and matching reversible coat from Liberty's. She was related to the Lasenby Liberty family who owned the popular department store. Dress: block-printed silk satin Coat: wool lined with block-printed silk satin Hat: wool trimmed with ostrich feathers V&A: T.71 to B-1982(2011)
Object history
This outfit was especially designed and made by Liberty's for Marian Hazel Lasenby to wear for her marriage in 1928 to the potter William Moorcroft (1872-1945). It was William Moorcroft's second marriage.
Summary
This cloche hat was worn as part of an ensemble by Marian Hazel Lasenby for her wedding to William Moorcroft in 1928. The close-fitting cloche hat was extremely popular at the time. A simple modern design, it was an easy to wear unfussy style of hat which fitted snugly over fashionably closely-cropped hairstyles.



The decoration on this hat consists of blue ostrich feathers which are cleverly bound around the hat, keeping the tight-fitting silhouette but adding an element of decorative movement.
Associated Objects
Collection
Accession Number
T.71B-1982

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record createdJanuary 17, 2000
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