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Woman's "wig" hat

about 1962
Designed by Roy Halston Frowick, known as Halston (American, 1932–1990), Retailed by Bergdorf Goodman (American, founded 1901)

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Overall: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Feathers; silk (?) knit; grosgrain ribbon; synthetic net; wire

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Close-fitting hat of light blue feathers forming a helmut-like shape that resembles a close-cropped hair cut of the early 1960s. Formed on a light-colored knit base and lined with white net. An interior wire holds the shape of the edges. Trimmed with white grosgrain ribbon on the interior. Labelled at the interior front edge: “BY Halston OF / BERGDORF GOODMAN” Small hand-written paper label on reverse: “1840-2” Paper label attached: “Bergdorf Goodman / 1840-2 / LUK545 / LT BLUE”


2006, purchased from Maine estate by Katy Kane, New Hope, PA; purchased from Katy Kane by the MFA (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund