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mid 1960s-late 1960s (made)
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Natural straw broad-brimmed hat with fabric poppies, cornflowers, daisies, and wheat stalks.
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read 'Heads and Tales' by Aage Thaarup Danish milliner Aage Thaarup (1906 – 87) left Copenhagen in the 1930s and set off to conquer London, where he designed hats for movie stars and royalty. In this extract from his 1956 autobiography, he describes his first meeting with a very special customer.
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Brief description
Natural straw broad-brimmed hat trimmed with fabric flowers and wheat
Physical description
Natural straw broad-brimmed hat with fabric poppies, cornflowers, daisies, and wheat stalks.
Gallery label
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)
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Given by Mrs B. Church
Object history
Worn by Mrs. Blair Cok and given by her sister, Mrs. B. Church
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Bibliographic reference
de la Haye, Amy, ed. The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997. London: V&A Publications, 1997, p. 145.
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Record createdSeptember 17, 2003
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