After giving us innovations like the wedge heel and "Shocking Pink", Elsa Schiaparelli's legacy lives on today in rare and exquisite items like this vibrant hat.
Rendered in the most dazzling shade of look-at-me turquoise blue, the hat takes a simple domed cap shape. It's demurely embellished with a simple top stitched band of fabric in matching furry, blue felt.
It has a WONDERFUL feel, soft and velvety; we find ourselves "petting" it as we walk by in admiration. The interior band features a wide swath of sumptuous brown satin and a narrow brown grosgrain ribbon for stability.
Elsa's original silken hallmark tag is still perfectly attached to the interior and reads "Schiaparelli Paris" in bold, pink script. Though it exhibits some minor wear commensurate with its age, this piece remains in excellent vintage condition.
For those collectors seeking high quality, authentic items this elegant Schiaparelli hat is a must-have.
It is a mad-hatters dream.
We LOVE Schiaparelli designs. She was such a trail blazer in design; her items are highly collectible.
Measurements: Interior band circumference: 21 ½" Greatest diameter: 9" Total height: 4 ½" Weight: 71.5 grams (2.52 oz)