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Vintage 1950s Cocktail Hat Pink Silk Rose


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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From the 50s here's a hat made of silk chiffon with silk organza floral decoration and black velvet leaves and stem. There is no size label as this most likely was custom made.  The opening measures 21” around, which normally would be a size 6 3/4, but this hat is supposed to sit on top of the head, so it should accommodate a larger sized head, somewhere from small to smaller medium.  There are no combs affixed to the hat, but it could be secured with bobby pins as the interior is finished in lace.  The hat is in very good condition and looks to have seen little use, if any, and was well stored over the years.

Label: Irene of Montreal.  “Irene of Montreal” was Irene Burstyn, born in Poland in 1919.  She fled Nazi occupied Warsaw to Italy, but when Mussolini formed an axis with Hitler, she fled Italy through 7 different countries before coming to Montreal, Canada in 1944.  She became a renowned milliner, hat maker to Montreal’s elite society.

This is a fabulous hat....gorgeous color, excellent quality and striking form....