Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#6615 - c. 1952 JEAN PATOU, Paris Black Velvet Hat with Tall Feather Plume and Full Face Veil! Cocktail hat of black velvet with a paradise plume. This hat should probably be sold for a higher price, but I'm just not savvy enough to know why it was one of the higher priced hats I bought from the museum collection. I'd love to tell you why, but I don't know! Damn! So that means if you are smarter than I (and many of you are), you will likely know what it is that makes this so special.... beside the obvious wackiness of the tall feather plum and the top Parisian designer label. Excellent condition. Even the full face veil looks to be mint. Trimmed with black round beads at the top edge. The back is really cool, as it is held on the head with a stiff back large velvet looping. I love the shape of the hat laying down! The only "non-excellent" is the lining which is a bit stained, but never seen when worn. Will fit a normal 22" sized head.
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Display