Summer day hat

Summer day hat

Designed by Jacques Fath
Velvet and felt
Paris, France
1949
Worn and given by Lady Alexandra Dacre of Glanton
Museum no. T.175B-1974

This hat forms part of the Cecil Beaton Collection, brought together by the society photographer Sir Cecil Beaton (1904-1980). With great energy and determination, Beaton contacted the well-dressed elite of Europe and North Americato help create this lasting monument to the art of dress. The Collection was exhibited in 1971, accompanied by a catalogue that detailed its enormous range.