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Registration Number: H23326

Name or Title: Hat

Classification: CH classification COSTUME Headwear woman

Brief Description: Woman't hat, cloche style, with "Ogilvie" label on sweatband. Miniature Garbo peau-de-soie silk taffeta, brown, draped into a Fez crown, (with) Ogilvie signature hat pins (2).

Collection: Clothing and Textiles

Production Place: Queensland/Australia

Production Date: 1950s-1960s

Materials: Silk, taffeta, metal

Measurement : Inner Diameter: 180mm
Width of Brim: 53mm
Height: 160mm

Signature/Marks: Ogilvie \ ROWES BLDG. \ EDWARD ST. BRISBANE.

History and Use: This hat was designed by Patrick Ogilvie, who fashioned hats for women all over Queensland for fifty years. Ogilvie began his working life as an accountant but at 21 he trained and worked in millinery in Sydney before returning to Brisbane to begin his business in 1947. From 1948 he was based in fashionable Rowe’s Arcade, Elizabeth St.

In the seventies, hats became less fashionable and were no longer considered an essential part of one’s outfit. Ogilvie was forced to close the Rowe’s Arcade premises in 1972 and move to Indooroopilly. Ogilvie hats incorporated international fashion trends but more importantly, they matched the personalities of their wearers and each hat was a one-off.

Queensland Museum has a collection of approximately thirty-six Patrick Ogilvie pieces which span the height of his career and display his diverse style and approach to millinery.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.

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