Classic 1950s white hat with silky black flowers by the famed Elsa Schiaparelli, one of the most influential designers of her time and a contemporary to artists like Coco Chanel.
MEASUREMENTS: crown: 20 inches around | length (front to back, flowers at the back of hat): 12 inches | width (left to right, flowers at the back of the hat): 12 inches
ESTIMATED SIZE: This hat reads like a potential junior's hat or for a small-headed woman
CONDITION: Good, wearable vintage condition. Please note the previous owner went to town with craft store add-ons and hot glue, so everything on this hat was removed and I reconstructed it from there. Only the flowers were in good enough condition to be added back, and I believe they are original. There are still some traces of dried hot glue and darkening from age throughout the hat, though it presents well. This is not a pristine hat. This is a chance to own a piece of fashion history at a very reduced price -- I couldn't not restore a Schiaparelli hat, even if she's not quite her former glory! :) Please keep in mind this is a vintage garment, which means signs of wear are to be expected. Any significant flaws are always noted in the description. All garments are mended, cleaned and ready to wear.
COLOR: White hat with black flowers
MORE INFORMATION: By Elsa Schiaparelli. Made in Paris. Feels like a heavy, quality woven straw. The flowers appear to be made of a silk blend and I believe they were original to hat.
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