Attributed to Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973)
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Millicent Huttleston Rogers, 1951
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.