Hat

Italy


Dimensions

Length x width: 22.9 x 22.9 x 14 cm (9 x 9 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2013.789

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black buckram hat with white feathers. Buckram is shaped and manipulated into a curvilinear, flower-like, three dimensional form, and placed directly on top of the hat. Six white feathers with long quills (barbules are cut, only a diamond shape remains) stick out from within the form. The interior of the hat is lined with a black grosgrain ribbon. A black nylon cord is attached, meant to go under the chin, to help secure the hat to the head. Also on the inside of the hat, is a clear plastic comb attachment for additional security.

Provenance

Before 2011, acquired by Evelyn H. Lauder (b. 1936 - d. 2011); 2011, given by inheritance to her husband, Leonard A. Lauder, New York, NY; 2013, gift of Lauder to the MFA. (Accession date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

The Evelyn H. Lauder Fashion Collection—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder