Vintage 1950s feather saucer hat - very 'New Look'
A beautiful (I think French - the label is missing but it came with another Parisian hat of similar style) 1950s feather saucer hat, very much styled in the manner of Dior’s ‘New Look’.
It has an inner brim so it perches, and can be fixed at the rear with Kirbygrips or similar if needed. The outer brim is wide, with the feathers encircling it.
I think they’re cockerel feathers, and have a subtle but elegant oil slick shine to them when the light hits - hard to show in the pictures.
Make: the remnants of a label is in the hat. There is a label glued into the other hat I have yet to list, which reads ‘LoLo’ and a French street address - I think this may be from the same place, or at least owner.
Measures: (measured from underneath)
13” from side to side across brim
11” front to back
6” diameter across inner clamper section (its pretty much open back and front so should have some movement as far as head circumference goes)
Condition: there were a few loose feathers to the crown which I have re-glued into place, so all fine. On the brim only one feather doesn’t lay perfectly flat at times but that’s being really picky!
*Please note that due to size of box required shipping may seem high, particularly overseas - I will refund any overages and/or am happy to give a precise quote for your location, as may be cheaper with a courier*