50's Ivory Straw Tilt Breton Hat with Strawberries$82.00
1940's to early 1950's ivory straw tilt breton. Fabric is a wide weave cello straw. Crown is topped with wired green leaves and tins strawberries. Left front side holds the same embellishment.
Interior is finished with an ivory grosgrain ribbon while the center is a stiff net. Each side holds a small placement comb.
Excellent condition showing no wear or age.
Inner circumference is 16 inches. Measuring on the outside, side to side is 11 inches.
Label is Miss 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.
Color: Green, off-white & red