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Vintage 1960s creation by Gwenn Pennington crosses a finely woven Optimo-crowned Panama straw hat with the cheekily masculine derby shape so popular in the second half of the decade.

Black patent vinyl edges the brim for a futuristic, Space Age touch, while a cream grosgrain hatband makes it clear that this is a woman’s hat by tying the ribbon into a bow in back, and sending the ends trailing prettily down.

Unlined, the hat is labelled “Gwenn Pennington Exclusive” and tagged a size 22. Active from c. 1950 well into the 1970s, milliner Gwenn Pennington was typically advertised alongside names such as Lilly Dache and Mr. John; in the later 60s and 70s, she became known principally for her wigs.

Meauring 22” around the inner headsize ribbon, the hat has a 2” brim, 4.5” crown depth, and 11” front to back diameter.

Excellent condition.

Proud Member of the VFG Vintage Fashion Guild

Item ID: cahm12


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: straw/black, Size: 22"

Vintage 1960s Gwenn Pennington Panama Straw Derby Hat

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