Size: 14” total width (including feathers)
Crown: velvet base measures 6” in diameter (without including feathers)
Label: Hats a la Carte, Marshall Field & Company, Fifth Floor
This amazing feathered 1950s cocktail hat in black velvet is covered with shiny black feathers: stripped hackle feathers that encircle the edge of the rounded velvet base and create a wonderful, three-dimensional effect when the hat is worn. Shorter stripped hackle feathers are attached to the velvet base, to completely cover its surface. The hat base is lined with black taffeta fabric and has a Marshall Field’s label (the beloved Chicago department store—sadly gone!) It appears that a few of the feathers may have gotten bent during the hat’s long storage (and a few may also be missing), but it is in overall very good condition. This dramatic black 1950s cocktail hat with feathers will certainly be a conversation-starter at your next event!