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1970s Vintage Hat by Patricia Underwood New York - Off-white and Pale Grey Straw


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This is a fabulous wide brimmed hat made by renowned New York hat designer Patricia Underwood.  Underwood started her hat business in 1976 and was soon supplying celebrities from Joan Collins to Princess Caroline of Monaco to Cher as well as many others.  Designers, including Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Carolyne Roehm, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, began eliciting her for hat designs to complete their collections.  Her hats were sold through Saks, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.

This hat is mat of an off-white and very pale gray synthetic crin straw that has a semi-transparency to it as well as a slight sheen.  It is very dramatic, even flamboyant, with a very wide brim that is tacked at the left front so as to hide the crown.  The hat should fit a medium size - the sweatband measures 21” around, but I wear a 7 1/8 and it fits me, so the crown must stretch slightly.

This is a super hat - Patricia Underwood produced beautiful quality hats that required no adornment and made a statement by themselves - sure to be noticed!