Dating vintage hats

Posted by / 23-May-2019 19:57

you do know that even back in 1800, hats were trimmed and then re-trimmed by the owner to change the look or to match the outfit worn. However, I have two left thumbs so I don't sew or clean... This velvet toque shape hat is covered with stitched edged graduated colored velvet in "fruit" shapes with green leaves. Great for hat or Schiaparelli collectors to go with the Iconic. Evelyn Varon is often mentioned in list of great milliners of the era. Always made from a base metal, some are silvertone, some in goldtone metal... The rhinestones are all prong set and mine cut (high centers) and they are still bright white and shiny (so surprising!! This is one of those true headbands that have an elastic at the back which holds on your head. Olive's creations found customers among designer houses like Oscar de la Renta and Pauline Trigere, as well as leading department stores including Bloomingdales, I. This one is a wire base covered with black lace and black netting. The factory was based in Los Angeles with hundreds of employees. I'm sort of at a loss to tell you what someone might have worn this with, but if you are a fashionista... I pretty much guarantee you won't see many other people wearing one! Excellent condition with the exception of the fact that there is light large spot at the front (see photos). Not sure if it was worn down over the forehead as I show, or more back of the head as was more the style in the 1960s. There was likely a lining inside originally as it's a bit messy now (only on the inside) without it. The ties at front are held together with a fairly old straight pin. Don't know when that pin was first put there, and perhaps it confirms that this front bow was originally sewn together as you see it now. Certainly you can sew it on as well if you want to easily fold up. Extreme minor dustiness in one area, so for those of you who are comfortable soaking vintage linens, this is easy. So nice to find one of her hats with that same joy! Eventually his hats were wholesaled to department stores. Very stiff (as you'd expect from a pith helmet) and woven in an ombre pink/white. From a museum deaccession and still has the original museum hangtag. Wired base small hat topped with large and small black jet beads, covered with silk parma violets, edged in ecru lace, and... Some of his hats during the early 1960s were designed to accompany the clothing of Norman Norell. She totally ripped off the design of these Margaret Jerrold 1980's "TAXI" shoes! She was called in an article, in the New York Times, "an amazing milliner". Suzanne Talbot hat on the open market, but they are rare... :) Yet, it all comes together beautifully into a classic Victorian bonnet. Looks especially light and airy with matching blonde hair (kind of disappears), or if worn on brunette, it is highlighted. Comes with the original tags still attached from the museum, along with the name of the original donors. I call these my "BAD HAIR DAY" hats, as they have that "Oh I grew some colored feathered hair" look! Most of these feather hats used a glue that has darkened over time. They aren't made of the classic silk changeable color fabric, but depending on the lighting, they will seem to be anything from a light blush pink to a pinkish hued ivory. They were from the same estate (and were probably worn with) as this dress: You will see soiling dirt and scuff marks and a missing button on one shoe strap. Strangely, it wasn't until 1818 that the right and left shoe was invented! Excellent condition with the rare original ultra thin ties (they would have been tied around the ankle)... This is the fabulous hat used for the promotional posters for the entire museum exhibit (the poster drawing is below). Her creations, which were sold in high fashion stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, have also been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and appeared on the cover of Vogue Magazine many times. Just ever so slightly misshappen, but I'm sure that can be steamed to perfection. He acquired many notable clients including Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich, Diana Vreeland, Mrs. Sadly her style was a bit tame (though what can you expect from a working girl! :) I believe these are rooster feathers dyed to various hues of green. Sort of like the scene in "Gone with the Wind" with Scarlett and the Parisian hat Rhett gave her. This elegant purse measures 9.5" wide at bottom x 6" high. If you search for similar slippers (shoes) you will see they are dated anywhere from 1830s-1860s, but since these shoes have STRAIGHT lasts, they are likely dated prior to 1850.

LOVE the black velvet "cherries" or whatever they are. This one is a deep brown velvet crown surrounded with lovely pheasant feathers and then there is one complete wing attached to one side is slightly lighter shadings to make it "pop" out. You can barely make out the info on the inside of the hat as a hat maker/shop in Wareham, Massachusetts. Nan Duskin, the internationally known boutique that has dressed the best of Philadelphia's high society for nearly 70 years, closed in 1994.

These are in great condition and in a wearable size at 7AA (though the old AA seems more like an A today). There is velvet wear to the brim (see photos), but because it's black on black, it's only seen when looking closely. She was the highest paid designer in the hat industry turning out 900 hats a day for 14 labels! They were sold under assorted labels at various stores in various price points with the Luci Puci label being the most expensive. I spend all my spare time looking for the best original flapper headpieces! :) You won't believe how incredible it looks when on! I found a similar hat labeled 1904, so it's a good bet that this was the proper year for this lovely hat. This is the only 'Titanic: Butterfly Hair Comb' authorized for sale by 20th Century Fox. Stamped on the reverse with a '1998 Fox' stamp of authenticity. 1880's Evening Bonnet of Black Lace, Jet Beading and Colored Silk Flowers! 1870's Victorian Bonnet of Brown Velvet, Large Velvet Flowers, Satin Ribbon, Brown Feather and 2 Jeweled Ornaments! There is a netting over the hat at the front to also give it a whispy look. Sadly her style was a bit tame (though what can you expect from a working girl!

Simple basic shape toque of black velvet (with some ruching at the front and back). hats for First Ladies Mamie Eisenhower and Pat Nixon, Carol Channing and many other prominent women of the day. And to be honest, I have one or two that I have owned for so long, that they have become my "children", so hard to sell those. This one is a full "crown" and the metal will slightly and gently bend to fit the shape of your head. I would be happy to keep this one in my collection if you don't want it!!!! Would have been worn high on the Gibson Girl hairdo. If you have loved these as long as I have (well over 10 years now! There are many knock-offs usually those selling for -0, but they just don't hold a candle to the ORIGINAL c. These cost 8 when new, and have held their value at well over

LOVE the black velvet "cherries" or whatever they are. This one is a deep brown velvet crown surrounded with lovely pheasant feathers and then there is one complete wing attached to one side is slightly lighter shadings to make it "pop" out. You can barely make out the info on the inside of the hat as a hat maker/shop in Wareham, Massachusetts. Nan Duskin, the internationally known boutique that has dressed the best of Philadelphia's high society for nearly 70 years, closed in 1994.

These are in great condition and in a wearable size at 7AA (though the old AA seems more like an A today). There is velvet wear to the brim (see photos), but because it's black on black, it's only seen when looking closely. She was the highest paid designer in the hat industry turning out 900 hats a day for 14 labels! They were sold under assorted labels at various stores in various price points with the Luci Puci label being the most expensive. I spend all my spare time looking for the best original flapper headpieces! :) You won't believe how incredible it looks when on! I found a similar hat labeled 1904, so it's a good bet that this was the proper year for this lovely hat. This is the only 'Titanic: Butterfly Hair Comb' authorized for sale by 20th Century Fox. Stamped on the reverse with a '1998 Fox' stamp of authenticity. 1880's Evening Bonnet of Black Lace, Jet Beading and Colored Silk Flowers! 1870's Victorian Bonnet of Brown Velvet, Large Velvet Flowers, Satin Ribbon, Brown Feather and 2 Jeweled Ornaments! There is a netting over the hat at the front to also give it a whispy look. Sadly her style was a bit tame (though what can you expect from a working girl!

Simple basic shape toque of black velvet (with some ruching at the front and back). hats for First Ladies Mamie Eisenhower and Pat Nixon, Carol Channing and many other prominent women of the day. And to be honest, I have one or two that I have owned for so long, that they have become my "children", so hard to sell those. This one is a full "crown" and the metal will slightly and gently bend to fit the shape of your head. I would be happy to keep this one in my collection if you don't want it!!!! Would have been worn high on the Gibson Girl hairdo. If you have loved these as long as I have (well over 10 years now! There are many knock-offs usually those selling for $10-$200, but they just don't hold a candle to the ORIGINAL c. These cost $198 when new, and have held their value at well over $1,000 for all theses years. OK, so I'm stealing this info as it's quite informative: "The Titanic: Butterfly Hair Comb is a reproduction of the one seen from the epic motion picture 'TITANIC'! Just add some black sunglasses, simple black dress and kitten heel shoes and Voila! Evelyn Varon was a good designer name in millinary, so don't hesitate. I would have loved to have seen the original dress worn with this hat. Excellent condition with just extreme minor reattaching of the wheat necessary. Will fit your head better than it fits my mannequin as she has molded hair. So that means that she would have had access to the best.

Black sequins at the front brim and gold sequins at the crown. this hat could use a professional steaming to get these flowers fluffed to their utmost. :) The hat is a black velour with black leather brim and as you can see a large flower burst leather "leaves" at the top....

A great larger tilt hat which would have been early 1940s (some of the 1930's influence still there). A unique and fabulous fairly stiff dropped brim hat of maize colored French wool felt trimmed in utterly glorious tri colored graduated feathers of green, maize and orange!

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LOVE the black velvet "cherries" or whatever they are. This one is a deep brown velvet crown surrounded with lovely pheasant feathers and then there is one complete wing attached to one side is slightly lighter shadings to make it "pop" out. You can barely make out the info on the inside of the hat as a hat maker/shop in Wareham, Massachusetts. Nan Duskin, the internationally known boutique that has dressed the best of Philadelphia's high society for nearly 70 years, closed in 1994. These are in great condition and in a wearable size at 7AA (though the old AA seems more like an A today). There is velvet wear to the brim (see photos), but because it's black on black, it's only seen when looking closely. She was the highest paid designer in the hat industry turning out 900 hats a day for 14 labels! They were sold under assorted labels at various stores in various price points with the Luci Puci label being the most expensive. I spend all my spare time looking for the best original flapper headpieces! :) You won't believe how incredible it looks when on! I found a similar hat labeled 1904, so it's a good bet that this was the proper year for this lovely hat. This is the only 'Titanic: Butterfly Hair Comb' authorized for sale by 20th Century Fox. Stamped on the reverse with a '1998 Fox' stamp of authenticity. 1880's Evening Bonnet of Black Lace, Jet Beading and Colored Silk Flowers! 1870's Victorian Bonnet of Brown Velvet, Large Velvet Flowers, Satin Ribbon, Brown Feather and 2 Jeweled Ornaments! There is a netting over the hat at the front to also give it a whispy look. Sadly her style was a bit tame (though what can you expect from a working girl! Simple basic shape toque of black velvet (with some ruching at the front and back). hats for First Ladies Mamie Eisenhower and Pat Nixon, Carol Channing and many other prominent women of the day. And to be honest, I have one or two that I have owned for so long, that they have become my "children", so hard to sell those. This one is a full "crown" and the metal will slightly and gently bend to fit the shape of your head. I would be happy to keep this one in my collection if you don't want it!!!! Would have been worn high on the Gibson Girl hairdo. If you have loved these as long as I have (well over 10 years now! There are many knock-offs usually those selling for $10-$200, but they just don't hold a candle to the ORIGINAL c. These cost $198 when new, and have held their value at well over $1,000 for all theses years. OK, so I'm stealing this info as it's quite informative: "The Titanic: Butterfly Hair Comb is a reproduction of the one seen from the epic motion picture 'TITANIC'! Just add some black sunglasses, simple black dress and kitten heel shoes and Voila! Evelyn Varon was a good designer name in millinary, so don't hesitate. I would have loved to have seen the original dress worn with this hat. Excellent condition with just extreme minor reattaching of the wheat necessary. Will fit your head better than it fits my mannequin as she has molded hair. So that means that she would have had access to the best. Black sequins at the front brim and gold sequins at the crown. this hat could use a professional steaming to get these flowers fluffed to their utmost. :) The hat is a black velour with black leather brim and as you can see a large flower burst leather "leaves" at the top.... A great larger tilt hat which would have been early 1940s (some of the 1930's influence still there). A unique and fabulous fairly stiff dropped brim hat of maize colored French wool felt trimmed in utterly glorious tri colored graduated feathers of green, maize and orange!

,000 for all theses years. OK, so I'm stealing this info as it's quite informative: "The Titanic: Butterfly Hair Comb is a reproduction of the one seen from the epic motion picture 'TITANIC'! Just add some black sunglasses, simple black dress and kitten heel shoes and Voila! Evelyn Varon was a good designer name in millinary, so don't hesitate. I would have loved to have seen the original dress worn with this hat. Excellent condition with just extreme minor reattaching of the wheat necessary. Will fit your head better than it fits my mannequin as she has molded hair. So that means that she would have had access to the best.

Black sequins at the front brim and gold sequins at the crown. this hat could use a professional steaming to get these flowers fluffed to their utmost. :) The hat is a black velour with black leather brim and as you can see a large flower burst leather "leaves" at the top....

A great larger tilt hat which would have been early 1940s (some of the 1930's influence still there). A unique and fabulous fairly stiff dropped brim hat of maize colored French wool felt trimmed in utterly glorious tri colored graduated feathers of green, maize and orange!

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There are two slightly larger than pinhead size holes at the back (see photos) and a few light marks. Robert Dallet's first carre with Hermes debuted in 1977. Most fit tightly at the top of the head, but this one is more the shape you'd find in the 1960s, but I guarantee it's indeed from the 1920's. I had to go searching for photos, and I found a photo of Viennese Baron Alphonese Wallek and "Two American Beauties" c. This comb is in MINT condition only out of the box to photograph! I marked down for that slight tear of the interior satin in box. But since that's not yet possible, owning this hat is the next best thing. The silk violets might perk up with a steaming, but regardless.... I'm pretty sure this was a special order, one-of-a-kind hat...