Turban

Production date
1960-1969
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Turban, olive green silk, with trails of cabashons made from wide rouleaux. Lined with white satin and white grosgrain ribbon around interior edge.
Classification
CH classification COSTUME Headwear woman
Production place
Measurements
H160 x W100 mm
Media/Materials description
Silk, cotton, grosgrain
Signature/Marks
Ogilvie\ROWES BLDG.\EDWARD ST. BRISBANE
History and use
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.

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
H27542

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