Collection Online
feathers, polyester, plastic
11.2 × 47.6 × 31.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Ms Janet Purves, Fellow, 2000
Gallery location
Not on display
The hat has a close fitting cloche-style crown and curved 'wing' extension from the proper right side. The stiffened framework is covered with white polyester taffeta, the entire surface is then covered with large white feathers, the largest forming the 'wing tip'. The hat is lined in white polyester taffeta gathered at the centre. The inner band is of white polyester grosgrain ribbon and a clear plastic comb is hand sewn into the proper left side of the inner band. Two narrow pieces of lilac satin ribbon are attached to the inner band at the centre back.