Made of rose red fine woven straw, the chic silhouette of this early 1960s chapeau from Jacques Heim seems to evoke the balconies of sunny Italian villas and cruises on the Riviera. It features a high crown and wide, upturned brim. The poppy red hatband is a jacquard fabric which appears to be a silk/linen blend.
The hat crown is partially lined in black satin, with the breezy hat structure reinforced, both under this lining and under the hatband, with 2 wide bands of sisal.
The label reads "Jacques Heim, Paris, Cannes, Biarritz". Paris-born Jacques Heim transformed his family's fur business into a fashion house that spanned almost 4 decades until it closed in 1969, two years after the couturier's death. Danish milliner Svend, who designed for Heim, introduced high, round domed hat designs in the late 50s and continued to work with the silhouette as the trend for bouffant hairdos spread in the early 60s.
Hat diameter is 15", crown height is 5 ¾", and circumference around the inner grosgrain ribbon is 20 ½".
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