JACK McCONNELL Vtg 60's OOAK Rare White Straw Floral Tilt Hat
Vintage Jack McConnell white straw tilt hat that caresses the side of the face and is adorned with white silk flowers and crystals. The band is from the same florets. Inspired by 1940's chic this hat is a red feather one of a kind creation and an absolute showstopper. Fantastic derby, church, or bridal hat. For the collector, this hat is a brilliant example of McConnell's work. Circumference around the outside brim 24 1/2''. A true vintage piece that is in very good vintage condition. It is over 50 years old. I have not detected any missing flowers, large stains or damage to the body (see the photos). Nothing vintage and pre-owned is ever flawless but this hat is absolutely wearable and collectible. Very lovely.
About Jack McConnell: Styled by Jack McConnell New York were one of a kind creations, handmade by Jack McConnell himself and sewn in, behind the label was a red feather trimmed with a diamante stud.
Jack McConnel, described as the "King of the Milliners" and "one of the most creative milliners of the twentieth century". His hats were famous in the Hollywood of the 1940s and 50s and graced the heads of movie stars such as Lana Turner and Joan Crawford. http://catherinepoveymillinery.blogspot.com/2013/02/jack-mcconnell-and-red-feather-specials.html
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