Woman's hat

American
1950–60
Designed by Hattie Carnegie (American (born in Austria), 1889–1956), Retailed by Filenes Department Store, Boston (American, founded 1911)


Dimensions

Overall (height x diameter): 11.4 x 22.9 cm (4 1/2 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

2007.305

Medium or Technique

Pieced fur felt, grosgrain ribbon, elastic, plastic combs

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cone-shaped hat of pieced gray fur felt; six radiating wedge shapes have been cut out and turned inside out, contrasting the smooth and napped sides of the felt.
Grosgrain ribbon band, elastic loops holding plastic hair combs. 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