Michael Howard ~ Joe Bill Miller ~ Deep Grape Purple Wool & Feather Hat ~ Near Mint Condition.
This is one gorgeous hat!
Made by Michael Howard ~ Joe Bill Miller, this hat was sold by Nordstrom's in the 1980s.
Made in the USA, this stunning hat was created in a deep grape purple, 100% wool, and lavishly adorned with large purple feathers and a few, small black feathers. There are two, large satin rosettes on the back. Simply divine.
It measures approx. 10.5" long by 9.5" wide, and will sit approx. 2.5" high off the head. The head circumference measures 22".
Lined in a lipstick red, grosgrain ribbon and labeled Michael Howard and Joe Bill Miller on the interior.
Circa 1980s, this scrumptious hat is in phenomenal condition, without rips, holes, stains or tears. It appears minimally worn, if ever. There is minor crush on the rear rosettes and a little on the top from storage, but it is minor as to be expected considering the age.
The photographs present this hat in a deep blue, but if you scroll to the pics showing the interior labels, you will see the correct purple color. (We don't know why purple is so difficult to capture with our camera!)
This hat has not been professionally cleaned, but it will arrive protected by a hairnet and wrapped in acid-free, white tissue, to help preserve the integrity of the feathers. As a result, the feathers may need a little fluffing.
A true beauty and fine vintage glamour at its best.
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