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1950's Hattie Carnegie hat. Fabric is a ruby red faux fur with a crown insert of ruby felt. Styled much like a cossack with fur sides that drop down lower, an arch over the back and front. Set on a band of ruby red felt which also is the crown fabric. The only embellishment is a small fabric bow on the right side front. Interior has a small center placement cap should you wear it down low on the head. It can also be worn up a bit as I have shown.
Interior is finished with the standard petersham ribbon.
Lovely condition showing no wear or age.
Inner circumference is 22 1/2 inches.
Tagged Hattie Carnegie.
The information below is provided courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild Label Resource.
Hattie Carnegie (1889-1956) is very often associated with elegance and high fashion, and even her ready-to-wear and more casual clothing always had a touch of the elegant. Carnegie’s fashion philosophy is often summed up as the woman should wear the clothes, not the clothes wear the woman. In the beginning of her career she worked at various millinery establishments, and at Macy’s. But in 1909 she, along with friend Rose Roth, opened her own business, a tiny hat shop called “Carnegie – Ladies’ Hatter.” In 1919 Hattie bought Rose Roth’s share of the business, and Hattie Carnegie, Inc. was born. Until 1928, all the dresses at Hattie Carnegie were made to order, but in that year she started her first ready-to-wear line with Norman Norell as the designer. By this time, Hattie’s business had grown to be the size of a small department store. By the 1940s Carnegie’s store was actually a department store. There was a handbag shop, where a customer could order a bag to match an outfit or hat, the fur salon which was next to the Custom Salon, a millinery shop and a ready-to-wear hat shop, her jewelry department, an antique shop that sold furniture, china and glass, a cosmetic and perfumes department, the Jeune Fille shop which sold Spectator Sports and ready-to-wear from other design houses. Hattie Carnegie died in 1956 but her label continued until 1976 when the business closed.
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: ruby red, Size: 22
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Vintage 1950s Hattie Carnegie Hat Ruby Red Faux Fur Cloche Sz 22 1/2
$78 USD SOLD
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