This is a wonderful 1960s vintage silk turban hat made by Otto Lucas. The silk turban is printed with a black wedge shape on a cream white background. The side is wrapped with pleated silk and the top is decorated with a black velvet button. It has two matching ties that fall down the back and the interior is finished in tulle. The hat measures 13 1/3” in diameter across the brim. The opening measures 21” around the interior opening and measures about 6” in height - it should fit a small size probably 6 3/4 to 6 7/8. The hat is in very good condition - a bit of dried glue showing on the label, normal for older glued labels.
Age: 1966. The lady from whom this was acquired left a note with the hat that read "Otto Lucas Turban Summer 1966"
Label: Otto Lucas Bond Street London Made in England. Otto Lucas (1903-1971) is a legendary milliner, active from 1942 until his death. His private clients included Greta Garbo, who was known to favour a turban and the Duchess of Windsor, and he supplied hats to many well know fashion designers. He also trained many famous milliners, including Frederick Fox (milliner to Queen Elizabeth) and Philip Somerville.
This is a very nice quality silk turban hat by a highly respected British milliner - beautiful!silk turban,
1960s Vintage Silk Turban Hat Otto Lucas London 1966 Size S