Help us bring life to art, and art to lives. Make a donation.

close_button
Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Toque

Design House:
Caroline Reboux (French, active 1870–1956)
Designer:
Caroline Reboux (French, 1835–1927)
Date:
ca. 1913
Culture:
French
Medium:
straw, silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Frederick H. Prince, Jr., 1967
Accession Number:
2009.300.2108
Not on view
Produced by a top Parisian milliner, this robust toque speaks of the high style of the early war period. Reboux was known for her attention to structure and restraint in decoration, both of which are highlighted in this hat, with its beautiful form and singular trim, executed with obvious skill and forethought. While the hat retains the heavy feeling and rich texture of its precedents, the shape is strictly controlled and the trim disciplined, features which can been seen to respond to the desire for more practical apparel and a cleaner, more modern look.
Marking: Label: "Caroline Reboux/23. Rue de la Paix/Paris"
Related Objects

Cape

Artist: Caroline Reboux (French, active 1870–1956) Date: 1920s Medium: silk Accession: C.I.52.5.2 On view in:Not on view

Hat

Artist: Caroline Reboux (French, active 1870–1956) Date: 1950s Medium: fur, wool Accession: 1986.295.12 On view in:Not on view

Hat

Artist: Caroline Reboux (French, active 1870–1956) Date: late 1930s Medium: wool, silk Accession: 1980.190.3 On view in:Not on view

Headdress

Artist: Caroline Reboux (French, active 1870–1956) Date: 1930s Medium: silk, feathers Accession: 1972.30.8 On view in:Not on view

Muff

Artist: Caroline Reboux (French, active 1870–1956) Date: 1933–35 Medium: silk, feathers Accession: 1973.185.7 On view in:Not on view