Here is an absolutely gorgeous woven late 1960s Christian Dior natural straw hat with a high crown surrounded by dainty green and white silk flowers.....they look like Lilly of the Valley! Tiny green leaves are interspersed among the small cup like flowers and there are nicely shaded larger green silk leaves added to the mix of floral detail which generously covers most of the top of the brim. Around the base of the crown there is a band of coordinating green netting which is not overtly evident because it is covered with a floral array which is both wired and glued to the hat. The top of the crown is not totally rounded, but slightly indented which makes the hat even more attractive to my way of thinking! The subtle shading of all the greens with small bits of white is both striking and appealing. The hat is unlined and has a very wide pale yellow taffeta inner hatband. What a spectacular Dior "Chapeaux"......feminine and just perfect for Spring or Summer special events!
This hat will need to be shipped by UPS. Because of the size of the box needed to safely ship the hat, USPS is cost prohibitive.
This hat is very clean and has very little to mention. The inner hatband shows evidence of the use of a hatpin by a previous owner.....small hatpin holes on either side of the band. There is one slightly rough place on the edge of the brim at the back of the hat. And, on the inside of the hat, there are pencil markings which were obviously from the maker of the straw body.....13 and what looks to be the letter "F" lying down! That's it!
Label: Christian Dior chapeaux, Paris-New York
Robinson's California (Robinson's was a chain of department stores in Southern California. The original store was located in Los Angeles and the second store opened in Beverly Hills in 1952. Eventually there were more than 30 stores located in California and Arizona. High quality items were sold at these stores.)
There is a Union Label located underneath the taffeta inner hatband.
Size: None Present
Height of Crown: 5 ½"
Circumference of Outer Brim: 46"
Width of Brim: 4"
Circumference o Inner Taffeta Hatband: 21"
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