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Hat

Designer:
Jeanne Baron (French)
Date:
ca. 1938
Culture:
French
Medium:
wool
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. William Ford Goulding, 1969
Accession Number:
2009.300.2146
Not on view
The sobriety and frugality of the 1930s made the suit an essential element of female dress. Feminized fedoras and other masculine-derived styles provided a tailored look that worked well with suits. This well-made hat illustrates a typical incarnation of the type, and embodies the jauntiness of late 1930s styles. Feminized versions of mannish hats in this period frequently featured rich colors, tipped brims, and a somewhat high, close-fitting, tapered crown which was often finished at an angle.
Marking: Label: "Jeanne Baron/49.Rue St. Roch/Paris"
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