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Picture hat

Designer:
Adolfo (American, born Cuba, 1933)
Designer:
Emme, Inc.
Date:
ca. 1955
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk
Dimensions:
21 in. (53.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Joseph B. Zeigler, 1971
Accession Number:
2009.300.3874
Not on view
Born in Cuba, Adolfo Sardina began his fashion career in New York in the early 1950s. He gained prominence as a hat designer with Emme, and opened his own studio in 1962. Two years later he expanded his business to include couture, establishing a reputation for quality workmanship and elegance.

Hats were a necessary accessory for everyday wear at the time this was made. The gorgeous color and rippling brim create a commanding presence.
Marking: Label: "Emme, Inc./New York"
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