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Vintage 1980s Ruth Kropveld for Chapeau Creations Navy and White Church Hat
Here's a smart and stylish Boater style hat designed by the master designer, Ruth Kropveld, who founded the company known as Chapeau Creations in 1979 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her goal was to create quality designer hats for the lady with discriminating taste. In 2005, Chapeau Creations moved their hat making business to Chicago, Illinois, where they continue to make their distinctive brand of hats.....and to further reach their clientele, they have expanded their sales to online!
The stiffened navy brim and the white crown of this hat are made from a material which resembles linen. The crown is covered on the sides with navy blue netting, leaving the top of the crown fully exposed. On the back of the crown there is a spectacular sash like bow, white outlined with navy grosgrain cording. The same navy grosgrain cording finishes the edge of the brim. The inside of the crown is lined with white taffeta and there is a navy blue grosgrain ribbon hatband. There is an elastic cord for added security. A very well made hat with clean lines of design!
Condition: Very Good Condition
Overall very clean condition. There is some very slight soiling on the front of the inner hatband.....appears to be from makeup. See photo for this issue.
Label: Chapeau Creations Designed by Ruth Kropveld
Circumference of Outer Brim: 41"
Width of Brim Measured at Front of Hat: 3 ½"
Height of Crown: 2 ½"
Width of Bow: 2 ½"
Length of Bow: 8"
Circumference of Inner Hatband: 20 1/8"
This seller is a proud member of The Costume Society of America (CSA) and The Vintage Fashion Guild(VFG).
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Navy Blue/White, Size: 20 1/8"
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Bonnie Shriver, Available upon purchase, VA
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