Covering the head in church is a centuries old tradition, but it wasn't until Jack McConnell that "church hats" got really fabulous.
Women demanded the most unique and high quality hats, so Jack McConnell established himself in New York City and swiftly became one of the country's leading milliners.
Original creations like this one are always marked with a red feather tucked under the silken McConnell label. His originals are truly works of art.
This sensationally silver one-of-a-kind hat is so high-volume and so high-drama. The body of the hat is rendered in stiff straw with a highly reflective silvery finish. As you can see, the upside-down "bell" shape is wonderfully unique.
Our favorite part is the enormous rhinestone-encrusted bow on the front of the hat. Lady Gaga eat your heart out.
A gorgeous silvery-gray medium weight net embellished with rhinestone-encrusted pom-poms really finishes the look.
Upon viewing the inside, you can see that McConnell's signature lace over gold lamé ribbon lines the interior band. This is where you will also see the original hallmark tag which reads "Styled by Jack McConnell New York".
You will find the single red feather attached to the obverse corner of the tag; this is a Jack McConnell hallmark indicating that this hat is a one-of-a-kind custom design.
This, the interior, exterior and feathers remain in fantastic vintage condition.
McConnell's are investment pieces that give any collection an air of elegance, drama, and fun.
Measurements: Size (interior band circumference): 21 ¾" Vertical height: 6 ¼" Crown circumference: 33 ¾" Side to side over crown: 21" Weight: 142 grams (5 oz)
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