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Medium
velour felt
Measurements
79.0 cm (outer circumference) 12.5 cm (height) 25.5 cm (width)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
1996.772
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1996
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
The black felt hat has a tall narrow crown encircled by a high upturned brim. The title refers to the tradition of men wearing a Top hat in a dull black fabric at the Opera. This hat however makes fun at this genre by distorting the classic shape of such a hat, and ignoring its sexual demarcation and its traditional function.