Unique 50's patchwork cap.Body is a purple cotton blend fabric with colorful oriental patches secured with thick yarn trim.
The back holds 2 matching hatpins.
The interior is finished with a lilac acetate and a blue grosgrain ribbon.
Styled to hug the crown with two side indentations near the forehead.
Measuring on the inside it is 22 inches.Measuring on the outside, side to side is 14 inches, front to back is 11 inches.
As for the condition, the interior shows wear and age.The label has yellowed and the lining is a bit faded.The outside is very good.
Label is Sally Victor.
The following information is provided courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild Label Resource. Sally Victor (1905-1977) first started making hats at Macy’s in 1924, then for L. Bamberger & Co. She opened her own millinery business on 53rd Street ,NYC in 1934 which grew to become one of the largest hat companies in the USA. In the early 1950s Victor’s Airwaves hat, which resembled a cut-out pie crust, was popularized when Mamie Eisenhower wore one to the Presidential inauguration. A new, lower-cost line which was geared toward a younger customer, Sally V, was launched in the 1950s. The business closed in 1965.
Alley Cats Vintage is a Member of the Vintage Fashion Guild.
This item is sold from an excellent, highly rated vintage boutique in Roanoke, Virginia.
Material: Acetate & cotton