One reads: "Vogue Bridals, A touch of Heaven, Designed by Miss Lillian." On the back: Style 8747."
The other reads: "As seen in Modern Bride Magazine."
I love the asymmetrical design, with the pearl-studded, satin cord outlined lace flowers spilling down the left side.
The rest of the wedding 'veil' hat is swathes and folds of white fabric in a turban style, also garnished with lacey flowers and pearls.
The inside is formed of heavy net, and it has the original comb in the back to secure the hat to your head.
About 21-1/4" around the inside. The only condition issues are storage related and they are minor: needs a bit of reshaping (stuff with stiff paper, etc), and one fold in front has sliiped down and shows a raw edge, needs to be starched back into place. There are no stains, no tears, etc.
Astonishing 1950s or 1960s bridal hat, never worn. For those decades, this WAS a what a "modern bride" wanted to be seen in on her wedding day. It was unusual, fresh, untraditional, modernist, a bit abstract ... rare piece then, rare condition now.
This also came from the storage sale of an old bridal company that went out of business years ago, like our wedding dresses and veils.
I thought this sold several weeks ago, but she never paid for it.
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