This is a beautiful & chic example of a ladies vintage occasion hat - by Genevieve Louis Designs/Nigel Rayment. Size: There isn't a label size to the hat but it is definitely a SMALL - MEDIUM size. Please refer to the approximate, manually taken measurements.
Hat Inner Circumference: 21.5 inches, (54.6cm). Outer Hat Circumference: 50.5 inches. Width of brim around the outside of hat: 5 inches. Depth of hat, measured from the centre/inside of the hat: approx.Other features of the occasion hat include. Made from premium quality, 100% raw silk; please see picture 19 for a very small defect/hole, in white, to the very top of the hat (no more than 3mm in length and not very noticeable at all, but important to highlight to the new owner). The slightly shiny silk fabric really catches the light when wearing. Round in shape but wavy in finish and has a large cut-out section to the back, which accommodates the bow.
A very rare and unusual design/style. Finished in a beautiful and bright,'warm-palette' Tomato RED colour; very eye-catching and striking. Holds securely into position using the black fine elastic strap, to wrap under the chin area. Theme: 1980's, Retro & Vintage.A real statement piece; made by a very high-end, and prestigious, British designer - they used to supply Harrods. Very elegant, sophisticated and feminine in design. Perfect to wear to a wedding, or a day at the races; this occasion hat has a multitude of uses. A beautiful addition to your wardrobe, it offers minimum effort with maximum impact/effect. A timeless design, which will last for many more decades to come.
Mix & match with other vintage pieces, or more modern pieces alike, to create your very own unique, yet glam look/s. Full of nostalgia and charm; as time goes on, pieces like this are going to become harder to come by. In very good, used vintage condition and all the quality you would expect from Genevieve Louis, especially considering it is around 40 years old.Renowned for their excellent quality pieces, and this occasion hat is a great example of that. Anyone familiar with this prestigious, British brand, will know just how good the quality is.
Please be sure to inspect all the pictures, (as well as the mini video clip), before purchasing, to make certain you are happy with the condition/signs of wear. From a smoke and pet free home.
Happy for local collection - cash on collection is preferred please. I try to post next day where possible. I will only use the GSP service for international buyers. Any questions, do not hesitate to ask!