This beautiful black and white feather hat is a Pillbox hat stylishly scalloped at the base of the hat in rich black velvet. The all over feathers that cover the body of the hat are snow white and there are seven black accent swirled feathers around the bottom of the hat and two on the flattened crown…..front left and back right. The black feathers are delicate and soft and make a very striking contrast to the white feathers. The inside of this hat is completely lined with black material. There is wire under the black velvet at the base of the hat and there is no inner hatband. I can find very little information about the designer of this obviously custom made hat. The label reads Solange de Fabry and gives the address of the maker as 33 Rue De Ponthieu, PARIS. The original owner of this hat was known to be a world traveler and often shopped for the best fashions in France, Italy and Spain. An unusual and unique feather pillbox, this hat is elegant as you would totally expect from any design made in Paris, France and I suspect that it is somewhat rare as research reveals so very few by this designer!
The white feathers show no signs of yellowing and are in very fine condition. The inside of the hat is very clean with no soiling. There is no doubt that this fine hat has been very well cared for over the years.
Label: Solange de Fabry, 33 Rue De Ponthieu, Paris
Size: None Present
Approximate Height of Hat: 4”
Total Inner Circumference: 21”
This seller is a proud member of The Costume Society of America (CSA) and The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG).
Item ID: 553
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