Black Snakeskin Pumps with Feather and Rhinestone Trim, 1954
These pair of black snakeskin pumps are ornamented with a black, aigrette feather plume and rhinestone trim. They were designed by Customcraft in 1954 and were purchased for a mere $32.50.
Beige Felt Hat with Feather Trim, 1952
Mrs. Hull donated this wonderful felt hat with pheasant feather and bead trim in 1969. She donated over 149 objects to the E&T collection, including several hats, dresses and shoes.
Pink Felt Doll Hat with Feather and Net Trim, 1938
This pink felt Doll Hat has the label “A Louis Miller Model”.
During the early part of the 1930s, hats where known to have wide brims and high crowns, however, around 1935 milliners developed a much different fashion for hats. Hats now were high crowned, tilted at an angle, smaller and had a flirtatious quality.
A famous designer at the time was Schiaparelli, who pushed the range of hat design and created hats that may have been described as “Zany”. Schiaparelli would also be the one to coin the Doll Hat.
The Doll Hat name is given to small types of hats in various styles and materials. It is usually worn forward and tilted above the right eye.
Today is the first Friday of the month and that means it’s time for the First Friday Art Trail. Today we will be replacing the center dress with this 1890 wedding gown.
Hattie Napice wore this two-piece ice-blue silk faille dress with ostrich feather and bead trim when she wed Thomas Shive in December 1890 at Vernon, Texas.
Don’t forget to vote for your favorite wedding dress here or at the museum for the dress that well be featured in the center May 2012.