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Registration Number: H27532

Name or Title: Floral Toque

Classification: CH classification COSTUME Headwear woman

Brief Description: Floral toque, with begonias of pink organza and silk. Lined with white silk satin and pink grosgrain ribbon

Collection: Social History
Clothing and Textiles

Production Place: Queensland/Australia

Production Date: 1966

Materials: Indeterminate Textile (Textiles) organza, Silk (Textiles)

Measurement : H120 x Dia.220 mm

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

History and Use: This hat was designed for former Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Sally-Anne Atkinson, for the christening of her baby son, Mark, in 1966. Atkinson became Lord Mayor in 1985 and occupied the office until 1991. She has given several of her outfits, worn at important times in her life and career, to the Queensland Museum.

The designer of this hat was Patrick Ogilvie, who fashioned hats for women all over Queensland for fifty years. Ogilvie hats incorporated international fashion trends but more importantly, they matched the personalities of their wearers and each hat was a one-off.

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 at Elizabeth St, in fashionable Rowe’s Arcade. In the seventies, hats became less fashionable and were no longer considered an essential part of a woman’s outfit. Ogilvie was forced to close the Rowe’s Arcade premises in 1972, and move to Indooroopilly.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.

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