Floral Toque

Production date
1966
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Floral toque, with begonias of pink organza and silk. Lined with white silk satin and pink grosgrain ribbon
Classification
CH classification COSTUME Headwear woman
Production place
Measurements
H120 x Dia.220 mm
Media/Materials description
Indeterminate Textile (Textiles) organza, Silk (Textiles)
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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H27532

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