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Hat

Department Store:
Saks Fifth Avenue (American, founded 1924)
Date:
ca. 1945
Culture:
American
Medium:
wool, silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Myles Friedman, 1960
Accession Number:
2009.300.1988
Not on view
The silk soutache ornament, ribbon and tassels featured on this hat lend a military feel, which could have been a way for the wearer to show support for the American soldiers during World War II. Women frequently wore elaborate millinery creations during the war years to off-set their subdued clothing, influenced by rationing, and to show support for American industry.
Marking: Label: "Saks Fifth Avenue/Salon Moderne"
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