Small round black satin cap with large trailing cluster of black feathers at center back. Interior is lined with black tulle with black ribbon around the inside edge. There is a plastic comb at the center front and three small loops (one on each side and at center back).
1960s, purchased by Ms. Caulfield-Hamilton, CA from Balenciaga, Paris; 2009, purchased from Caulfield-Hamilton by Cameron Silver of Decades, Inc., Los Angeles; purchased by MFA (Accession date: March 25, 2009)
Museum purchase with funds donated by Carol Noble
French, early 1960s
- Design attributed to Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish (active in France), 1895–1972