An elegant 1940's-50's New Look Chez Original Crownless Ladies Vintage Hat. Constructed with seven salmon fine-straw medallions mounted on a brown velvet base having two wire side tabs for holding with hairpins. Little brown velvet balls at the center of each medallion add a cute touch and there is a veil which does have a few breaks so it should be worn up or simply removed if that suits you. It measures 10.5 inches wide and is universal in size being held by the two adjustable wire tabs.
Condition is excellent with no flaws or wear except for the damaged veil. Overall, it is clean, fresh and glossy like new inside and out. Appears to be a never worn hat that was stored very safely all this time.
This hat comes in a vintage hat box labeled La Parisienne Lafayette, LA. I don’t know if this box is original to the hat or not but it came to me in the box so I’m keeping them together. The box is in good condition with a moisture stain on the top but otherwise it is sound a sturdy.