Incredible 1960s Christian Dior Gold Tipped Feather Brim Ivory Hat
This might be one of the most incredible vintage hats I have ever had in the shop. This is by Christian Dior and it is absolutely wonderful and so very unique. The base is a fine ivory felted wool and the crown of the hat is high and rounded. It then curves softly down to a small brim. Over this is a wide banding of a gold metallic mesh fabric that curves around the base of the crown. Attached to that are hundreds of hand placed white feathers. Each of these feathers has been hand dipped in gold at their edges and then they have been carefully placed atop each other. The have all been placed in the same direction so that as the thickness of them is built up they softly curl over each other. Just the work to hand dip and then select the feathers based on the right size and shape would have taken hours and hours. The hat is soft but with a shaped crown and not so soft that it is floppy. It feels very chic and modern and is a remarkable example of the work that Dior was doing in this time period. Excellent condition
A wide taupe grosgrain ribbon in the interior. 21.5" inner circumference
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.