Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of the Princess Viggo in accordance with the wishes of the Misses Hewitt, 1931
Not on view
The style of this hat is based on men's headwear. The crown shape was popular in the 1880s. The hat matches well with the English tailor-made suit, a form that gained popularity at this time because it accommodated an increasingly active lifestyle. The medium, beaver was a sought after-material for millinery in the 19th century, preferred for its luster and elegant appearance.
Marking: Label: "Mme. Mantel/37. Boul.d des Capucines/Paris"