Featured Costume - Cloche Hat

1920s cloche

Object Name: Hat, cloche

Manufacturer: Jeanne, Paris (Paris, France)

Date: 1923

Material: Velvet and velvet ribbon

Collection: Costume & Textile

Object ID: 85.1.1

Notes: The cloche (meaning “bell” in French) was the hat of the 1920s. It was seen as early as 1908 but was popularized in the 1920s by the French designer Caroline Reboux (1837-1927).