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Hat

Designer:
Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973)
Date:
summer 1940
Culture:
French
Medium:
wool, silk
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:
2009.300.1838
Not on view
The asymmetry of construction of this doll hat is classic Schiaparelli. The workmanship also exhibits a high level of skill and expertise, specifically in the manner in which the felt is handled. The brim is an exposed cut edge, showing a certain bravado in the hat making process. The attractive printed fabric used in identical to a blouse in the collection made for Millicent Rogers by Schiaparelli and the hat and blouse are presumably part of an ensemble.
Marking: Label: "Schiaparelli/21.place vendôme/Paris/Été 1940"
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