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Hat

1954 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


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Materials and Techniques
Straw with wired velvet
Brief Description
Black straw hat with wired velvet bow, Otto Lucas, London, 1954
Physical Description
Black straw hat with a wired velvet bow.
Gallery Label
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)
Credit line
Given by Mr Robin Allanson
Object history
Worn by Mrs. Barbara Allanson and given by Mr. Robin Allanson.
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
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.
Collection
Accession Number
T.218-1985

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record createdSeptember 11, 2003
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