Lavender, Lilac & Aubergine Hats
Circa 1905 silk velvet hat, by Camille, French. The sovereignty of the leading Parisian milliners is exhibited in this whimsical creation. While working within the expected media and vocabulary of the time - velvet manipulated to give shape and texture, trimmed at the side and underside with artificial flowers - the designer has beautifully integrated the shape, color and form to give the impression of a large cabbage rose.
French silk and linen hat ca. 1905
Camille | Hat | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
I never tire of seeing this resplendently lovely Vogue photo from 1944.
Lilly Dache Lilac Felt Hat, 1930s
Bonnet - c.1880 New York, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Purple velvet bonnet trimmed with purple and light lavender ostrich feathers.
Hat 1950 The Victoria & Albert Museum
Summary description Mourning bonnet - Made from violet satin and cream silk plush. It is lined with starched cream silk and is part quilted in squares. It is made from a wire frame overlaid with stiffened cotton net. It is edged with frills of violet satin. There is a bow at the centre of the satin edged with plush. The band is criss-crossed with violet satin and there is a frill of tulle at the temples. It fastens with cream satin ribbon ties and has hanging ties of violet satin pinned toge...
24-10-11 Hat 1905, American, Made of straw