Collection Online
silk (chiffon), silk, cotton (velvet), cotton, feather, acetate, (silk) grosgrain
76.0 cm (outer circumference) 12.6 cm (height) 25.0 cm (width)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
label, inside centre crown, woven in white on black rayon: * / ann austin / OF MELBOURNE
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs Grace M. Tilley, 2003
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Pale blue fabric hat with upturned brim, veiling and applique floral and feather trim around the sides of the crown. The flowers are executed in cream velour and pink satin with olive green feathers and machine stitching forming the leaves and stems. Hat is formed over a stiffened net foundation. Inner lining is white fabric with a hatband of pale blue grosgrain ribbon.