This is the most gorgeous, authentic cloche "flapper" era hat.
It is so stunning, it is truly a piece of art.
Once you look at this hat, close your eyes and you can envision the entire ensemble of a very elegant woman in the era.
Constructed completely by hand, the hat boasts a number of hand-applied decorative elements including netted ribbon accents, rolled silk "flower petals" at the brow, and painted wooden beads.
The colors are subdued, in varying shades of dusky rose, taupe, salmon, and vibrant peach.
We date this hat to around 1922-23. This is the classic cloche style hat worn in an era where women were "bobbing" their hair and making a "new woman" statement.
These hats were worn almost completely covering their hair.
By 1922-23, the severe slicked-back style was softening to waves and a touch longer so the brims of these hats could be turned upwards and asymmetrically. With the brims lifted, the curls could be shown.
Interesting, but history tells that by the 1930s, cloche hats had disappeared completely in the fashion scene.
The interior lining is in rather poor condition, though this is immaterial as the hat is a display piece, and the exterior remains in very good vintage condition, though minor repairs could certainly be made here and there.
There is obviously some minor wear to the hat, but as previously mentioned, the condition is remarkable for a hat of its age.
A perfect example of the classic flapper style, make this exquisite hat a part of your vintage collection today.
This is a gorgeous hat with very intricate detailing.
No doubt, this belonged to a woman of great means because there is nothing about this hat that was missed in design and construction. It is amazing.
This is so beautiful, we would make this a show piece in a collection. It is definitely one to put on display.
We store our hats very carefully in moisture-free containers and wrapped in archival paper to keep them in the best vintage condition possible.
You hat is shipped wrapped in archival paper in a closed plastic bag and an oversized box to make sure it does not sustain any damage in shipping.
Measurements: Band circumference: 22" Brim circumference: 27 ½" Height: 8" vertically from brim