This stunning piece is a ‘French hollow ring block’. The wooden hat base was originally a custom made block for a private client at Galeries Lafayette in Paris (still with its identifying client number) and is dated 1952.
It is a completely unique hat shape that cannot be replicated anywhere else. ‘Elegante’ is has been made using rose colour Rami straw which creates a shimmering affect around. There is decorated with vintage beaded applique in pale pinks and corals. The ring hat sits at the back of the head, ideally with your hair in a bun within the ring shape. There is a secure comb to anchor the ring in place. This was the in vogue style of hat from the early 1950s and a style made famous and favoured by Jackie O.
Its a retro look with a touch of individuality that matches many modern styles of fashion design today. Yet allows for you to show your unique couture style. Dare to be different.
This headpiece is a custom made hat. It is available to order in many custom design options, including fabrics and trims. Please contact Wendy directly to discuss your order and arrange your specific design requirements.