Wonderful Vintage Claude Saint Cyr Hat Adaptation, Creamy Ivory Angora Hat 1940s 1950s

Wonderful Vintage Claude Saint Cyr Hat Adaptation, Creamy Ivory Angora Hat 1940s 1950s



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  • Vintage from the 1940s
  • Materials: angora wool, netting

Wonderful Vintage Claude Saint-Cyr Adaptation, Creamy Ivory Angora Hat 1940's 1950's

This beautiful hat is an adaptation of a Claude Saint-Cyr design not an original, but made by an American millinery firm that obtained the rights to adapt or copy the designs of this French designer. More information about the original designer is below.

Claude Saint-Cyr is the pseudonym of French Milliner Simone Naudet (1911). She apprenticed in the high fashion workshops with the best designers in the 1920's and 1930's and was among the most innovative milliners of the 1940's. In 1949 she caused a scandal with her "Oblique" line, a play of asymmetric draping of fabric she invented by accident. She was the favored milliner to Queen Elisabeth and attended the rare fittings with tailor Norman Hartnell at Buckingham Palace and helped the Queen choose the right hats for her outfits. Hats fell out of fashion in the 1960's and she retired to a small boutique. She died at the age of 81.

Here is wonderful soft and draped knit hat in what I believe is angora wool. It is creamy ivory and in excellent condition. There is a very early union tag inside as well as the designers label; Claude Saint-Cyr PARIS Adaption. The union tag simply says Union Made and a number below. The inside lining is a stiffened shaped net.

Measurement around inside brim is approximately 22.5 inches (57.15 cm)

*Member of the Vintage Fashion Guild, VFG.


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Reviewed by Anonymous Nov 5, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

I got this in the mail the same day that my daughter-in-law came by. We both went into a swoon, but alas, it's too big for the girls right now. That's okay. Children do grow too fast for us.

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Reviewed by Anonymous Dec 3, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

I needed this bustier by a certain date and Julia made sure it was shipped to me in just a couple days. She is really caring in her messages, and packages your item really pretty! You can tell she honestly cares about her customers. Love my bustier & julia :)

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