1940s Elmar Designs New York Ostrich Feather & Net Veil Hat w Bow

This late 1940s topper is very chic and dramatic. Elmar Designs was a small millinery shop that operated out of New York from the 1940s to the 1960s. One of their hats is held in the Indianapolis Museum of Art's permanent collection and they seem to have centered primarily around making hats with veils. This example of their work is quite charming. The top portion is a flat disc that has deep charcoal grey and black feathers placed around an center midpoint. Detailing the midpoint is a little spay of feathers placed to hide the ends of the ones that extend out and around the head. Under this is a little silk net veil that dips down to just past the cheeks. There is a little black velvet bow that scoops the netting up at one side and you can really play with the placement of it to create different looks. It is very chic and film noir. Excellent condition

The veil is 27" around and about 8" deep from the crown. 

Item# A390

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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