This vintage hat is a is a stunner. Intricate black and white striped straw with bright red netting over the sides. Approx. Hat Size (cm): 21" (51); Diameter: 12.5" (32); Crown Height: 3" (7.5) Condition: Very Good Mark/Label: Leslie James, Innes Department Store (Wichita, KS) One of a kind - Get it before it's gone.
Fabulous large Breton hat.
The straw weave detail even wraps underneath.
The top is solid black.
By Leslie James for Innes Dept. Store, Wichita, Kansas; the major department store in my hometown before it became just another Macy's.
Breton style which means a rounded or flat-crowned hat with a brim that turns up around the edges, originally worn by peasants in Brittany, a region in France.
This KJL necklace is a smashing combination of white faux pearls, faceted black glass beads and small black and rhinestone studded spacers.
The black spacers make each individual pearls really stand out.
A glamorous version of his famous three strand necklaces.
Vintage 1990s piece.
KJL is one of the most successful costumer jewelers of all time. He got his start designing shoes for Delman and Christian Dior, using his free time to create fun and flashy jewelry. By the late 60s, he had opened his own design house. Lane has designed jewelry across the price spectrum from unique design from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Avon; from Bergdorf Goodman to QVC. His jewelry is known for high quality and incredible style range including classic pearls to ethnic tribal pieces and even over the top rococo and baroque pieces. Every woman should have at least one piece of KJL in her collection. KJL has designed for many companies over the past 50 years and the age of his pieces can be determined by the mark. Check out our blog article on Kenneth Jay Lane.