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Evening hat

Designer:
Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973)
Date:
summer 1940
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, plastic
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:
2009.300.1164
Not on view
Millicent Rogers, the original owner of this hat, was a frequent client and collaborator of Schiaparelli's. Rogers fashion bravado coupled with Schiaparelli's whimsical designs made a perfect fashion relationship. This confection is a chic example of that relationship. Schiaparelli has taken a material commonly used in hats, maline, and crafted it into a fashionable pouf of bows. This design calls for a certain kind of confidence in its wearer, which Rogers was dripping in. It was designed for Schiaparelli's summer 1940 collection, and was worn with a dinner ensemble which is also in the museum's collection (see 2009.300.1169a, b).
Marking: Label: "Schiaparelli/21.place vendôme/Paris/Été 1940"
Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "High Style: Twentieth-Century Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection," March 14, 2015–July 19, 2015.

Cincinnati Art Museum. "High Style: Twentieth-Century Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection," November 7, 2015–January 24, 2016.

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