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Ladies Hat

ca. 1960 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Ladies hat of delicate, lightweight lime green and fuchsia silk tulle, draped to form a turban and trimmed with matching tulle pompon. It is mounted on grey tulle.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Tulle
Brief Description
Ladies hat of silk tulle, designed by Paulette, Paris, ca. 1960
Physical Description
Ladies hat of delicate, lightweight lime green and fuchsia silk tulle, draped to form a turban and trimmed with matching tulle pompon. It is mounted on grey tulle.
Dimensions
  • Height: 300mm
  • Width: 210mm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Paulette' (Label stitched inside the crown)
Credit line
Given by Cecil Beaton
Historical context
Milliner 'Paulette' (Paulette Marchand, 1900-84) established her eponymous millinery shop in 1939, first on the Avenue Victor-Emmanuel and later the Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt.

She worked throughout the war, designing for Robert Piguet. She went on to create hats for Schiaparelli, Chanel, Cardin, Ungaro, Mugler, and Laroche. She designed hats for Greta Garbo and Edith Piaf, and designed the Duchess of Windsor's hat for the Duke's funeral. She received the Legion of Honour in 1974, and continued working up until her death.
Collection
Accession Number
T.46-1977

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record createdMay 5, 2009
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