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Woman's hat

about 1960
Designed by Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian (active in France), 1890–1973)

Place of Manufacture: Italy


Diameter: 546.1 mm (21 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin ribbon, plastic knit, net lining

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Round, bubble-shaped hat decorated with black satin ribbon pulled through a black knitted web to form raised loops, attached to a black net foundation. Two labels: “Schiaparelli, Paris” and “Made in Italy”.


Purchased and worn by donor's mother, Mary Martuscello. Inherited by Lucille Spagnuolo. GIft to MFA January 24, 2007.

Credit Line

Gift of Lucille Spagnuolo and Fran Martuscello in memory of Mary Martuscello