Hat Sally Victor (American, 1905–1977) Date: 1938 Culture: American Medium: Straw, silk Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Sally Victor, Inc., 1944
Gold net evening cloche with gold embroidery, by Jeanne Lanvin, French, ca. 1925. This hat features gold embroidery in concentric lines and wave patterns inspired by Chinese Imperial robes of the Qing dynasty. Sheer hats with shimmering decorative elements were favored for evening wear; they drew focus to the face and were a replacement for jewelry at neck and ears.