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Woman's hat

Round black pillbox hat with velvet sides, netted top, braided trim, and decorated with black plastic cherries. Labeled: "Christian Dior Chapeau/ Paris/ New York/ #1201/ $24.99 (in pencil)"


Inherited by the donor, Edward Shumsky, from his mother, Violet Manno Shumsky on November 11, 2005; Gift to the MFA (Accession date: April 23, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift from the Collection of Violet Manno Shumsky through her estate

French, 1960s


Overall: 10.8 x 52.1 cm (4 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Synthetic velvet, net and braid with plastic beads


Textiles and Fashion Arts