Woman's hat

French
1915?
Designed by Jeanne Lanvin (French, 1867–1946), For House of Lanvin (French, founded in 1890)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall (with plumes): 27 x 30 x 33 cm (10 5/8 x 11 13/16 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

1979.198

Medium or Technique

Rayon, ostrich feathers, buckram

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s riding hat. Black rayon on buckram foundation; brim with upturned sides and 2 black ostrich plumes on left side. Grosgrain hatband, headband and binding; elastic strap. Label: “Jeanne Lanvin, 22, Foubourg St. Honore, Paris.”
The fabric of the hat has a rayon warp and silk weft; the hat ribbon has a rayon warp and cotton weft. In each of these materials, the warp yarn conceals the thicker plied weft yarn that forms the rib. The buckram lining is linen.

Provenance

Given as apparatus in 1966.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Agnes Mongan

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.