The New York Creation label was used to identify the products of members. The New York Dress Institute was formed in 1940 as a joint venture between the clothing manufacturers of New York City and the ILGWU. Its purpose was to advance the sales of dresses and clothing made in New York by promoting the city as the fashion center of the country. The group were regarded as the highest quality garment manufacturers in the city, included were firms such as Harvey Berin and Maurice Rentner. This group also began a Best-Dressed list, shrewdly taking over the task from Paris House Mainbocher when WWII shut it down.
The label in the hat dates the hat to the 1950's. This hat is classy, flirty, and sophisticated...with a touch of playfulness. The silky large brim is combined with an alluring peek-a-boo open back with a playful bow at the bottom. What a fantastic hat to accent a little black dress. This my friends is the Marilyn Monroe of hats!
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