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Bill Cunningham William J Polka Dot Velvet Hat in the Original William J Hatbox



Famed New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham designed hats before He picked up his camera. This soft black velvet hat with mocha colored polka dots drapes over the black velvet brim of this oversized newsboy cap. A large black velvet button top holds the gathers in place. The hat has a bright yellow lining and gold braid edging with the William J label inside. It is in excellent condition inside and out, and comes with the original William J hatbox. Several years ago a collection of twenty five William J hats that I listed on 1stdibs went to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is your chance to own a Museum quality hat. Measurements; Height 6" Width 9" Interior circumference 22.5"


  • Designer
  • Brand
    William J
  • Dimensions
    Height: 6 in. (15.24 cm)Width: 9 in. (22.86 cm)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New Hope, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU477641651

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    Ships From: New Hope, PA
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    This item cannot be returned.

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