Posted 5 years ago
Amazing designer straw hat by Deborah of New York. Probably 1970s-ish. I love this hat because it has incredible flow. The rounded crown fits low on the brow and the asymmetrical brim is turned up in a way that simply swirls around the crown. Along the bottom of the crown and the under side of the brim is black sequined braid, and at the "apex" of the brim - where it swirls highest over the crown - is a large leaf-shaped sequined appliqué that spans the crown and the brim. The brim swirls down in the back so that from the back the hat looks like a pancake hat. The hat is very structured so the brim is solid and does not move - the flow and the movement of this hat comes purely from the amazing design. A size 22, this wonderful piece of millinery design is in excellent vintage condition.