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VINTAGE 1960s CHRISTIAN DIOR pill box HAT pillbox STRAW navy blue Jackie Kennedy See original listing
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Vintage Type:

True Vintage




Straw and mesh




Christian Dior


Approx diameter 6.5"



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A lovely TRUE VINTAGE fine straw and mesh 1960s CHRISTIAN DIOR Licence Chapeaux pillbox hat.

Jackie Onassis/Kennedy put the pillbox hat firmly back into fashion history in the early 1960s, by making it her hat of choice. Her celebrity status influenced the popularity of the trend, while its current revival in millinery fashion can be partially attributed to the cult TV series MAD MEN; the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) has also been seen to favour the style. 

This hat may slightly precede the 1960s, since Dior was producing pillbox hats during the NEW LOOK decade under the DIOR Licence Chapeaux label. It is a midnight-blue/navy or deepest indigo, and made from a very finely woven straw spiral held together by mesh and cotton, which is pliable. Light and airy, it is a beautifully designed and crafted piece, hand made, marvelous to handle and a thing of beauty as an object. Like many old objects and clothes, it has that certain feel of history and of a life of its own.

Super worn with a partial veil or striking hat pin.

The hat is approximately 6.5 inches/16.5 cms in diameter and has a circumference of 22 inches/56 cms. Height at the front is 3 inches/8 cms, and a little lower at back at 2.2 inches/ 5.5 cms. 

Its condition is excellent, particularly for a vintage piece of this age; it is unblemished without any visible flaws. Internally, the grosgrain ribbon is clean and unrubbed; the stitching attaching the maker's label has become detached to one side, easily restored. 

A chic, classic piece, very much of the era.

All items sold are either my own, or have been donated by friends to help raise money towards the upkeep of rescued animals in my care.

I do combine postage on multiple purchases.

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