Woman's hat

American
1950s
Designed by Gertrude Singer (American)


Object Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, Untied States

Dimensions

Overall: 27.9 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1347

Medium or Technique

Cotton velvet, wire, silk flowers, silk plain weave ribbon

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red velvet cocktail hat made of velvet-covered wire structure trimmed with 3-dimensional berries and leaves, assymetrically placed off to right side. Lined with silk plain weave (grosgrain) ribbon and label: “Fashion Corner/Gertrude Singer/54 Church St. /Cambridge, MA.”

Provenance

Until 1989, in collection of Florence Cassard Rowe; 1989, by inheritance to her daughter, Barbara Rowe de Marneffe, MA; gift of de Marneffe to the MFA (November 19, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara Rowe de Marneffe