Hat

Production date
1950s-1960s
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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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).
Classification
CH classification COSTUME Headwear woman
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Measurements
Inner Diameter: 180mm
Width of Brim: 53mm
Height: 160mm
Media/Materials description
Silk, taffeta, metal
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.
Registration number
H23326

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