Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cocktail hat

Designer:
Attributed to Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973)
Date:
1936–37
Culture:
French
Medium:
wool, metal
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Millicent Huttleston Rogers, 1951
Accession Number:
2009.300.1448
Not on view
This fanciful hat form epitomizes Schiaparelli's quirky design sense as well as the types of women who made up her client base. It reminds one of a grass or reed roof on a far-away exotic dwelling. It would take a true sense of confidence to wear this design well, and Millicent Rogers, a devoted Schiaparelli client and owner of this hat, definitely possessed the required boldness.
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