Hat

Opera hat

Hat

Date: 1930-1940
Medium: Fibre: silk (corded, grosgrain ribbon, satin lining); metal
Place of origin:London, England
Classification: Costume and Textiles
Object number: 1980.17.1
Label text:Hat belonged to donor's father, W. Rous.

Collaspable top hats like this one, were sometimes referred to as opera hats as they could be flattened and placed under one's seat at the theatre.
DescriptionMen's black corded silk folding opera hat with turned up brim; bound in grosgrain; black satin lining.
Not on display