Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Beachwear

Designer:
Mainbocher (American, 1890–1976)
Date:
1938
Culture:
American
Medium:
cotton, straw
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Rodman A. Heeren, 1965
Accession Number:
2009.300.2052
Not on view
This beach hat is of particular interest because of its design. The crown looks as if a scarf has been wrapped like a bandana and knotted at back. Beachwear designs were very popular during the thirties, as the trend for sun tanning grew. This particular style seems to be a signature of Mainbocher.
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