Monday, March 28, 2011

Catch of the Day: March 27, 2011 Dior "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Hat

Few costumes from American film have become as iconic as that worn by the character of Holly Golightly as depicted by screen legend Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. When I saw this oh-so-Holly hat on eBay, my heart skipped a bit.

Designed by Coture legend Christian Dior this lovely milano straw braid cartwheel straw banded hat captures all the chic Audrey Hepburn exuded from the screen.

Please note: this hat is a lovely inky black, and any perceived variation of color is caused by the lightening of the photographs to make it possible to view the details of the architecture of the hat. Also, the photographs have been watermarked by the seller. These marks do not appear on the actual hat.

The label on the hat reads, Christian Dior, Paris. Easily the single most important designer of women's wear in the twentieth century. After the war, Dior rocked the fashion world by his introduction of the full skirts (with crinolines) paired with the wasplike waist and lady-like jacket that was instantly labeled the "New Look" by the editor of Vogue. He went on to perfect the pencil skirt with padded hips in deep jewel tones, to be worn with white day gloves and hats died to match the skirts and jackets. Dior also introduced the "A" line skirt, a staple in any woman's wardrobe.

Anyone wishing to know more on 20th century Western Fashion would do well to start their inquiry with the work of Christian Dior.

This particular and lovely Dior hat is offered for Auction by IsadoraFedora. It's sale has excited considerable interest, and as of the time of this writing, has received ten bids, bringing the hat to a price of $76,00, I expect this to be only a fraction of the closing cost at the end of the Auction tomorrow night.

Darlings, I hope that some of you will be interested ib pursuing ownershipn of this fine fashion icon. It is in excellent condition and should continue to grow in Value.

Happy Shopping to you!

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