Rare Valentina Schlee Lace Hat
Ca. 1940’s. Extremely rare. Label reads, “Valentina.” Black lace over peach silk. Very similar to many of the iconic hats Schlee was often photographed in (see last photo by Irving Penn). Black silk chiffon interior hat band has small holes scattered throughout, but otherwise excellent condition.
Grosgrain hat band measures about 20.5” around, which might seem small, but it’s meant to sit atop the head as shown in photos. It can be worn standing up or more like a pancake hat or tam. :)