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Hat

Designer:
Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973)
Date:
summer 1940
Culture:
French
Medium:
wool, cotton
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:
2009.300.2373
Not on view
Hats worn during the day were sometimes more subdued than cocktail or evening creations. However, this hat shows Schiaparelli's unique talent to use materials in uncommon ways to create a clever design and bring style to daywear. Here, Schiaparelli uses an unorthodox material, eyelet, more commonly used in clothing, to create a flirtatious wing-like bow on an otherwise tailored, sculptural form.
Marking: Label: "Schiaparelli/21.place vendôme/Paris/Été 1940"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Women of Style," December 13, 1975–August 31, 1976.

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