Woman's hat

American
1950–59
Designed by Hattie Carnegie (American (born in Austria), 1889–1956), Retailed by Filenes Department Store, Boston (American, founded 1911)


Dimensions

Overall (height x diameter): 7.6 x 21.6 cm (3 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.304

Medium or Technique

Fur felt, silk satin ribbon, grosgrain ribbon, elastic, plastic combs

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Small hat of brown fur felt, pleated across center, with pleated ornament of brown satin ribbon at right side, extending below edge; grosgrain ribbon band and stay, elastic loops holding plastic hair combs. Inside of crown stamped: “Midi / Imported Velour Body / Made in France.” Two labels: “Hattie Carnegie” and “The French Shops / Filene’s Boston”

Provenance

Purchased by internet auction, about 2005; Gift to the MFA, March 21 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Susan Ward in memory of Filene's