Classic 1960s Christian Dior turbin for fall. Made of large looped wool boucle and painted feathers that have been enmeshed in a fine green tulle. Wonderful swirl design of the fabrics and feathers complete this classic beehive shaped chapeaux. Lined with maroon silk grosgrain ribbon fabric.
Hat measures 21", Small
Striking and flirty comes this adorable green woven hat by Balenciaga! This bonnet - like hat is composed of ovarlapping white and green loops, and features a low, round crown, and a brim that curves downwards towards the wearer's face. The structure of the hat tapers towards the back, ending in a narrow brim with thin, elegant accent bow.
In the 1950s, before European designers began exporting their pieces en masse to the United States, they would license their designs to American companies. These American companies would then fabricate the items and sell them to clients stateside. Although this cap is not directly from their atelier in Europe, the design is authentically Balenciaga!
Absolutely gorgeous mid century sienna brown snakeskin turban custom made by the Neiman Marcus department store. The turban is made of ruched snakeskin and gathers in a bow at the back. The piece is rather versatile and can be worn backwards with the bow in front, or sideways for flair! The snakeskin is supple but well molded and retains its shape. The cap is lined in silk organza.
Wonderful wearable Gift! Great also for fashion shoots, runway shows, and screen or stage!
Striking red and black felt hat by Elsa Schiaparelli! This structured hat has aristocratic eastern influences, resembling a cossack hat, a Manchurian hat, and a Qing dynasty winter court official hat! The hat has a black upturned brim that rises above the red crown in the front, and tapers to a narrow brim in the back; the interior of the brim is red. The brim features a delicate, thin, black, grosgrain ribbon with horizontal red stitching. The ribbon wraps around the hat entirely, appearing to originate from in between a notch in the brim at the back of the hat, and ending in a long, flat bow at the front. The body of the hat was made in Italy.
Modern US Size: S Circumference: 20 1/2, Diameter: 7 inches