This vintage Schiaparelli lady's hat features wide braided strands of muted grays/blues mohair with accent shades of lavender and pink. The hat has a royal blue wool that is barely seen around the outside edge and extending under the inside brim up to the grosgrain ribbon. It has a modified cap like brim topped with a royal blue grosgrain bow and a tall crown. The inside crown has a heavier weight netting to help it maintain its shape. Includes the original box, which is in good shape except for a strip of the pink torn off when the seller's price tag was pulled off. For those of you residing in cold country, this is a classy winter hat.
Measurements: Circumference of Inner Brim: 22 inches. It is a perfect fit for my smallish hat size. Circumference of Outer Edge: 31 inches. Width of Brim Center Front: 3 in. Width of Brim Center Back: 2.25 in. The brim in the front extends out at a slant; in the back the brim angles down. Height of Crown: 3 Inches
Condition: It is in excellent vintage condition. It was carefully stored in its original box, with tissue used around and inside the hat to maintain its shape. There is a musty order at close range - some inherent to the wool; a good airing out advised. Please review all the photographs carefully, as they are an important part of the description.
Label: The “Schiaparelli Paris” label is attached to the inside brim. The reverse side of the label reads, "Union Made GG948933 in U.S.A." Elsa Schiaparelli was famous for her couture clothes and hats before she expanded into jewelry. This comes in its original, shocking pink, Schiaparelli hat box.
Vintage Schiaparelli Woven Wool Hat - in Original Hat Box