Woman's Hat

Designed by Mme Georgette, French, active c. 1900 - 1925

Geography:
Made in Paris, France, Europe

Date:
1910

Medium:
Leghorn straw, lace, silk velvet, and artificial flowers

Dimensions:
Diameter (Head): 18 1/2 inches (47 cm) Circumference (Brim): 59 1/16 inches (150 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1935-13-86

Credit Line:
Gift of Marie Josephine Rozet and Rebecca Mandeville Rozet Hunt, 1935

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Label:
Madame Georgette was one of Paris's best known milliners. Noted for her originality and oversized hats, she was invited in 1912 to spend a month in New York as the guest of the exclusive shop Henri Bendel.

Additional information:
  • PublicationAhead of Fashion: Hats of the 20th Century

    Mme Georgette's hats were known for their beauty and originality, as seen in this example of about 1910 in leghorn straw covered with black lace and trimmed with a ruched silk velvet ribbon around the crown and brim and two large roses at the front. One of the outstanding milliners in Paris prior to World War I, the firm, under Mme Alphonsine, continued until at least 1940. Dilys E. Blum, from Ahead of Fashion: Hats of the 20th Century, Philadelphia Museum of Art Bulletin (1993), p. 11.