Vintage 1970s Cloche Hat, Mr John Modern, Red & Orange Stripe

  • $ 35.00
  • Only One Available: In Stock

Hat Size: 21" (53 cm); Outside Diameter: 8" (20 cm); Height of Crown 3” (7.5 cm); Width of Brim:  2" (5 cm)
Condition:  Small amount of felt loss, small brown spot...

  • Mr. John
  • CZ-Hat14

Hat Size: 21" (53 cm); Outside Diameter: 8" (20 cm); Height of Crown 3” (7.5 cm); Width of Brim:  2" (5 cm)
Condition:  Small amount of felt loss, small brown spot on brim. 
Mark/Label: Mr. John Moderne

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

 

Beautiful 1970s version of a cloche hat.  Cream felt with wide red and orange hatband and bow. Please see condition report.

 

John Pico John (Mr. John), (1906-1993), born John Pico Harberger, Munich. Before forming the Mr. John label, he was a partner with Frederic Hirst in John-Frederics (1927 to 1948), and during that period designed the hats for Gone With The Wind. Mr. John's designs were popular in the 1940s through the 1970s. Clients included stars of film, stage, opera and high society -- Duchess of Windsor, Gloria Swanson, Gloria Vanderbilt, Mary Pickford, Lauren Bacall, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell. He and Cecil Beaton designed the hats for My Fair Lady. His hats were worn by Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express, by Greta Garbo in The Painted Veil and by Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. At its peak his business employed 150 and brought in over $7 million a year. Mr. John was one of New York's great entertainers, known for his outrageous behavior. When he launched a new collection he publicized it in Mr. John's Fashion News, using celebrities as models. He retired in the 1970s, complaining that women's fashion was dead, and that women had "'sold-out'" to "hairdressers who make orthopedic hairdos and french-fried curls." McDowell, p. 159-160. By then he was the world's richest milliner. He died at age 91. (New York Times Obituary dated June 29, 1993). Several examples of Mr. John's hats are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Labels include Mr. John Boutique, Mr. John Classic (1960s), Mr. John Caprice (1960s label for whimsies), Mr. John Moderne, Mr. John Signature Series, Mr. John Empress, Mr. John Sophisticate, Mr. John Debutante, Mr. John Sportif, Mr. John Young Elegants.

 

Browse more vintage hats

 

Photos copyright © 2017 MadgesHatbox.com

HOW TO FIND YOUR HAT SIZE

1. Pull a fabric tape measure or length of string around your head just slightly above the ear, across the mid-forehead, completely circling your head.

2. Hold the tape firmly, but not too tightly. You are measuring your head exactly
where the hat will sit in either inches or centimeters.

3. If your measurement falls between sizes, choose the next largest size.


SHIPPING

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $150

Domestic Flat rate shipping:

Jewelry $3.50

Fashion $7.50

View our complete shipping terms here

 

LAYAWAYS

Items may be held on hold for a customer for up to 24 hours. A 20% refundable deposit is requested to hold items for a longer period. Layaway through PayPal is available on any item with 20% down and monthly payments.

 

RETURNS

Buy with confidence. At MadgesHatbox we strive to maintain the highest standards both in item quality, descriptions and customer service. Don't like it? Returns are available if we are notified within 10 days of item receipt and received back to us within 30 days. Merchandise must be returned in original condition. Refunds will not be issued until after returned merchandise is received and inspected for damage.  If items is damaged during shipping  please retain all packaging and notify us immediately at info@madgeshatbox.com.  

Please see our complete return policy here

 

Please contact us before ordering if you have further questions. You can email us at info@madgeshatbox.com