Rare and collectible Claude Saint Cyr. Approx. Hat Size: 21 - 22" (53 - 56 cm); Outside Diameter: 10" (24.5 cm); Height of Crown 3" (7.5 cm) Condition: Very good. Mark/Label: Claude Saint Cyr, Made in France; Handwritten label Eau De Rose 63864 One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.
Lovely beret from noted milliner Claude Saint Cyr.
Woven tapestry in gray, black and cream zigzag design.
Gray grosgrain ribbon trim wraps around the bottom of the beret with an adjustable bow at the open back.
This hat is part of a collection that was made with traditional French Aubusson tapestry.
This innovative collaboration between Saint-Cyr and her husband, interior designer Georges Martin, was inspired after Martin used tapestry to re-cover chairs in Saint-Cyr's salon.
The first collection was known as Aubusson and in all, over 160 hats were produced over the succeeding four years.
The weavers, used to accustomed carpets, were taught how to build a hat and use finer weaves.
Gray fabric lining.
Claude Saint Cyr was one of the most important milliners of the 20th century. She was known for her innovative materials and designs and her label was worn by the most fashionable women of the day. Born Simone Naudet in 1911 in Paris, she began her millinery training at the age of 18, and worked working with notable Paris designers, including Jean Patou, Marie-Louise Carven and Rose Descat. Saint Cyr later trained in London, where she changed her professional name to Claude Saint-Cyr. Saint-Cyr established her own millinery salon in 1937 in Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honor̩, Paris and later opened another shop in London in 1950. In collaboration with British designer Norman Hartnell, her designs were favorites of the British royal family in the 1950s and 1960s and made hats for Queen Elizabeth for her 1953 coronation and the 1960 wedding veil of Princess Margaret. Saint-Cyr closed her salon in 1964 but began working with French milliner Jean Barthet, a supplier of hats to celebrities such as Princess Grace of Monaco and Maria Callas. Saint Cyr retired from in 1972 but continued to act as a consultant to bridal design houses until the mid-1990s. Claude Saint Cyr died in 2002.
Sophisticated beret from the most famous milliner of the 1980s.
Approx. Hat Size: 22" (56 cm); Outside Diameter: 12" (30.5 cm); Height of Crown 2" (5 cm) Condition: Good, minor wear around the edge of the brim Mark/Label: Frank Olive One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.
Classic 1980s pancake beret from Frank Olive.
Shiny black straw.
A straw band at the bottom.
Pancake berets get their shape from the large diameter and flat profile.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1929, Frank Olive studied at the Chicago Art Institute, where he started designing costumes. He moved to New York originally hoping to design for the theater. He worked for a while at Chanda and Emme before opening his first boutique on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village, where he designed hats for Seventh Avenue fashion houses and leading department stores. In 1971 he partnered with David Stein to establish Frank Olive's World. He was one of the foremost U.S. milliners from the 1950s through 1990s. His customers included Carol Burnett, Diana Ross, and Peggy Lee. He died in New York in 1995 at age 66.
Beautiful navy beret with a unique twist. Approx. Size: Hat Size: 22" (56 cm); Outside Diameter: 9" (23 cm); Height of Crown 3" (7.5 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: Leslie James Get it before it's gone.
The classic beret gets a fashion update by Leslie James.
If you love 60s mod then check out this fabulous design. Approx. Hat Size: 21.5" (54.5 cm); Diameter: 7.5" (19 cm); Height of Crown 5 (12.5 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: Emme Boutique One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.
Classic bubble hat in bright yellow straw.
Wide cream hatband and
Flat bow in front sets off this tall hat.
Ethel W. Price (1902-1987), born in New York started Emme in the 1920s. Adolfo designed for Emme 1951-1958. Frank Olive designed for Emme before opening his own salon. Mr. Arnold also designed for Emme. Emme created inaugural hats for Mrs. Nixon, Julie and Tricia Nixon. Designed the Girl Scout beret. Created hats for Broadway shows, including Mame. Mentioned and/or advertised in fashion magazines in the 1950s and 1960s. Located at 19 W. 57th St. New York, but moved to 16 East 53rd St, New York on 1-20-1969. Labels: Emme, Emme Boutique (bridge line). The Metropolitan Museum has several examples in its collection.
Sensational summer hat from Lilly Dache. Very cute and perky. Approx. Hat Size: 20" (51 cm); Diameter: 9" (23 cm); Crown Height: 7" (17.5 cm). Condition: Very Good. Mark/Label: Lilly Dache Debs. Get it before it's gone.
Lovely tall Breton vintage hat in black and white color block straw.
Original hat pin on top.
Shiny woven straw.
patent leather trimmed grosgrain band and rear bow.
Satin lining and grosgrain ribbon inside the band.
The 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.
Born in France, Lilly Dache, learned hat making working for Parisian milliners Suzanne Talbot, and Reboux before immigrating to the U.S. as a teenager. She moved to New York in 1924, with only $13, and took a job at the Bonnet Shop, a tiny New York milliner. Eventually, Lilly and a co-worker bought the business. In 1937 Dache bought her own building at 18 East Fifth-Sixth Street. She was one of the most prominent milliners in the U.S. in the 1930s through 1950s, receiving several awards. She was known for creating the "profile hat," the "half hat," the "snood" and a visored cap for women workers during World War II, and a "stand up" beret. In 1938, one of her hats -- a turban with a complexion veil (tinted green across the eyes, rose across the cheeks) -- was sealed in a time capsule at the New York World's Fair, to be opened in 6938. Lilly designed the iconic towering fruit turban headdress for Carmen Miranda, worn in That Night in Rio (1941). In her heyday, her business occupied seven stories of a ten story building. There were two fitting rooms for celebrities, one in silver for brunettes, one in gold for blondes. Her fitting room on the wholesale floor had "walls padded in tufted pink satin". She moved in high society and always wore one of her own hats when she went out. In 1946 her autobiography, Talking Through My Hats became a bestseller. In 1958, she discovered Halston in Chicago and brought him to New York. When she closed her business in 1968, Loretta Young bought her last 30 hats. After retiring she licensed use of her name. She died in 1989. Labels: Lilly Dache, Lilly Dache Debs, Lilly's Dillys, Dachettes (introduced in the 1950s), Mademoiselle Lilly (introduced in 1950s), Young Modes (for young women). The trademark office also shows Drifting, Dashing, Lillymatic, and Dachelle as marks owned by Dache. There are at least 37 examples of Dache's hats in the hat collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including a doll hat circa 1939-40, a beaded, appliqued beret/toque from the 1940s, a straw and velvet sculpted toque with quill circa 1948, a draped toque with feathers, circa 1949. The Philadelphia Museum of Art has 12 Daches in its collection, including an all-over flower half hat circa 1947, a variation on a jockey hat trimmed with flowers and bows circa 1947, a wide brim made of horsehair and burnt ostrich feathers circa 1955, a red taffeta open top pillbox with a red bow and pink silk rose circa 1957, an avant-garde spiral toque from the 1950s.*
You won't be a wallflower in this vintage hat. Approx. Hat Size: 21" (53 cm); Diameter: 9" (23 cm); Crown Height: 6" (15 cm); Stem: 2" (5 cm) Condition: Very Good Mark/Label: Styled by Russak's New York
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A spectacular 1960s bubble beret.
Plucky stem on top.
Very intricately folded silk chiffon in alternating folds of purple and lavender.
This pink vintage hat is pretty in the front, even prettier in the back. Approx. Hat Size: Hat Size: 21" (53 cm); Diameter: 9" (23 cm); Crown Height: 6" (15 cm) Condition: Very good Mark/Label: Ranleigh One of a kind - Get it before it's gone.
Marvelous black velvet vintage bubble beret.
A black satin band around the bottom.
Fabulous large bow in the back. Very stylish winter hat.
Mid Century Black Velvet Close Hat with Lacquered Quill Feather. Approx. Hat Size: Fits Most. Diameter: 8.5" (21.5 cm); Feather length: 11" (28 cm) Condition: Hat is in very good shape. Netting does have holes. Mark/Label: None Get it before it's gone.
Luxurious black velvet vintage hat or beret with long black feather across the top.
Black ribbon bow and two faux pearls complete this mid-century look.
Wear netting down or under hat.
This hat perches on top of the head so it fits most.