Cloche hat

Cloche hat

Designed by Miss Fox
Felt
London, England
1928-29
Given by Mrs Read per Miss Harvey
Museum no. T.203-1931

This pink felt cloche hat was worn with a Lanvin day-suit of pink marocain. The ensemble was a worn by the donor for her second wedding in 1929. She recalled that this hat was a 'copy of a French model, purchased at the same time as the dress, and is characteristic of what was very smart indeed at that time'.

The milliner, Miss Fox, was based in Hanover Square, London which had been a popular address for exclusive dress makers and milliners since the late 19th century. In the 1920s Paris was still very much the leading fashion city and it was not unusual for milliners and dress makers to copy Parisian models of clothing.