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Christian Dior Silver Lame Turban Hat, 1960s
Following the passing of couturier Christian Dior in 1957, the then young, up-and-coming Yves Saint Laurent helmed the acclaimed house at the age of twenty-one. Saint Laurent revamped the classicism of Dior with a newfound interpretation. Paying homage to the late designer by updating iconic style lines and volumes with such a modern edge, Saint Laurent’s collections often were faced with mixed reviews from the more traditional patrons of fashion.
In a contemporary silver lamé, this circa 1960 hat is crafted in the style of a beret yet the fabric is manipulated in such a way that it resembles a turban. The metallic fabric has a slight texture and appears to be fluid like mercury as it is tucked and folded around the head. In the back, a small bow accent is added to soften the look. This accessory is great for adding contrast to an ensemble. It is striking, and though small, can provide balance to an outfit.
Circumference: 23 inches
The interior is lined with a black horsehair mesh that provides structure to the hat with evidence of hand finishes throughout. It is in excellent condition. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.