This cloche is made of black fur felt and has a rhinestone embellishment on the side. The cloche hat was one of the most popular hats during this time period and was often worn with short hairstyles such as the bob that were also common. This style of hat was often made of felt so it could easily form to the shape of the head. They were worn low on the forehead and sometimes featured embellishments such as lace applique, embroidery, and jeweled broaches.
Fur felt with rhinestone embellishment
9.5"" h 6"" w 6"" d
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Gift Of Mrs. John A. Bowen
Fashion + Nature
(April 2022 – April 2024)Fashion + Nature examines the relationships between the natural world and the fashion industry. Clothing has long been produced with natural materials and inspired by the beauty and diversity of the natural world, but the fashion industry has had a largely negative impact on the environment. This exhibit showcases a wide variety of captivating scientific specimens and fascinating garments, to illustrate their relationship to each other and their interconnected histories. Fashion + Nature aims to inspire and educate visitors, encouraging us to become better consumers and reduce the harmful impacts of the fashion industry.
Mrs. John A. Bowen