Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 12

1960 Christian Dior By Marc Bohan Black Feather & Quill Structured Cocktail Hat

$1,200

About

A gorgeous 1960s Christian Dior hat by Marc Bohan: A structured turban-style cocktail hat covered in iridescent blue pheasant feathers is enhanced by crisp black feathers that appear as wisps of hair. One size.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping

    Ships From: San Francisco, CA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More

About the Manufacturer

Christian Dior

When Christian Dior launched his couture house, in 1946, he wanted nothing less than to make “an elegant woman more beautiful and a beautiful woman more elegant.” He succeeded, and in doing so the visionary designer altered the landscape of 20th century fashion.

Dior was born in Granville, on the Normandy coast, in 1905. His prosperous haute bourgeois parents wanted him to become a diplomat despite his interest in art and architecture. However, they agreed to bankroll an art gallery, which Dior opened in 1928 in Paris with a friend.

This was the start of Dior’s rise in the city’s creative milieu, where he befriended Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau. After seven years as an art dealer, Dior retrained as a fashion illustrator, eventually landing a job as a fashion designer for Robert Piguet, and in 1941, following a year of military service, he joined the house of Lucien Lelong. Just five years later, with the backing of industrialist Marcel Boussac, the ascendant Dior established his own fashion house, at 30 avenue Montaigne in Paris.

Just two years after the end of World War II, the fashion crowd and the moribund haute couture industry were yearning, comme tout Paris, for security and prosperity, desperate to discard the drab, sexless, utilitarian garb imposed by wartime deprivation. They needed to dream anew.

And Dior delivered: He designed a collection for a bright, optimistic future. “It’s quite a revolution, dear Christian!” exclaimed Carmel Snow, the prescient American editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, famously proclaiming, “Your dresses have such a new look.” The press ran with the description, christening Dior’s debut Spring/Summer haute couture collection the New Look. “God help those who bought before they saw Dior,” said Snow. “This changes everything.”

Dior’s collection definitively declared that opulence, luxury and femininity were in. His skirts could have 40-meter-circumference hems, and outfits could weigh up to 60 pounds. They were cut and shaped like architecture, on strong foundations that molded women and “freed them from nature,” Dior said. Rather than rationing, his ladies wanted reams of fabric and 19-inch waists enforced by wire corsets, and the fashion world concurred. The debut got a standing ovation.

In the subsequent decade, Paris ruled as the undisputed fashion capital of the world, and Christian Dior reigned as its king. With the luxuriously full skirts of his New Look, suits and his drop-dead gorgeous evening dresses and ball gowns worthy of any princess, Dior gave women the gift of glamour they’d lost in the miserable years of war.

On 1stDibs, find an exquisite range of vintage Christian Dior clothing, jewelry, handbags and other items.

About the Seller
4.8
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 1994
1stDibs seller since 2009
714 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller
  • 1960 Christian Dior By Marc Bohan Satin Pleated Turban w/Black Feather Spray
    By Christian Dior, Marc Bohan
    Located in San Francisco, CA
    A stunning 1960s Christian Dior by Marc Bohan eggshell satin pleated turban hat with crisp black coq feathers fluttering from the pleats! Lovely and captivating movement! Size Medium
    Category

    1960s French Hats

  • 1930 Lilly Dache Paris Black Spiral Horsehair Ribbon Picture Hat & Wire Brim
    By Lilly Daché
    Located in San Francisco, CA
    1930s Lilly Dache - Paris black horsehair spiral ribbon cloche hat with wide wired brim. Fits down low and close to the head for a sculpted silhouette. Brim is extravagant and unusua...
    Category

    1930s American Hats

  • 1960s Christian Dior Bone Felt Fedora w/ Colorful Grosgrain Ribbon Patches
    By Marc Bohan, Christian Dior
    Located in San Francisco, CA
    A charming and whimsical 1960s Christian Dior wool felt fedora in bone with multicolor grosgrain ribbon "patches" stitched down all over the hat. A wide concentrically stitched brim ...
    Category

    1960s French Hats

  • 1960s Christian Dior Pretty in Pale Pink Spring Felt Fedora w/ Crochet Details
    By Marc Bohan, Christian Dior
    Located in San Francisco, CA
    A delicate 1960s Christian Dior Pretty-in-Pale-Pink spring felt fedora with beautiful crochet detailing at brim and band. Hippie-chic at it's most ladylike! Size Medium. Mint conditi...
    Category

    1960s French Hats

  • 1950 Christian Dior Black Wool Double-Brimmed Hat w/ Embroidered Floral Cascade
    By Christian Dior
    Located in San Francisco, CA
    1950 Christian Dior Chapeaux - Black Wool Double-Brimmed Hat w/ Embroidered Floral Cascade: A mostly minimal designed tiered "double-brimmed" black wool hat with extravagant embroide...
    Category

    1950s French Hats

  • 1950 Miss Dior Created By Christian Dior Black Satin Jet Beaded Cloche
    By Christian Dior
    Located in San Francisco, CA
    1950 Miss Dior black silk satin cloche style hat features delicate black jet beading and jeweled drops . The seaming and construction in design allows for a form fit on the crown . T...
    Category

    1950s American Hats

You May Also Like

Christian Dior Grass Green Beehive Turban Hat with Velvet Gardenias – S-M, 1950s
By Christian Dior
Located in Tucson, AZ
A dream accessory, this unbelievable Dior hat uses green silk and veiling to simulate a ground of grass, while articulated silk velvet gardenias and leaves cover its surface. Replete...
Category

1950s French Hats

Black Tulle Cocktail Turban Hat with Chandelier Bead Floral Trim - S, 1960s
By Deborah
Located in Tucson, AZ
Not for the faint of heart, this frothy cocktail hat will add inches to your height and ensure you leave a memorable impression. Dangling faceted beads around the bottom edge add sub...
Category

1960s American Hats

1940s Marshall Fields Black Silk Velvet Rhinestone Avant Garde 40s Cloche Hat
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage 1940s MARSHALL FIELD'S black silk velvet rhinestone encrusted cloche hat! The perfect piece to complete any outfit. Can be worn by most sizes due to the fit. In gr...
Category

1940s French Cloche Hats

FLORENCE MILLINERY COUTURE c.1940s Chocolate Brown Felt Front Bow Turban Hat
Located in Thiensville, WI
FLORENCE MILLINERY COUTURE c.1940s Chocolate Brown Felt Front Bow Turban Hat Circa: 1940’s Label(s): “Florence” Millinery, Glencoe Illinois Style: Turban hat Color(s): Chocolate br...
Category

1940s American Hats

STYLE SQUARE Distinctive Hats c.1910’s Rolled Brim Ostrich Velveteen Cloche Hat
Located in Thiensville, WI
STYLE SQUARE Distinctive Hats c.1910’s Edwardian / Victorian Rolled Brim Ostrich Velveteen Cloche Hat Circa: 1910 Label(s): “Style Square Distinctive Hats” Label on interior, and 2...
Category

1910s Hats

Yves Saint Laurent 1960s YSL Black Gunmetal Bronze Sequin Vintage 60s Cloche Hat
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Extremely chic mid 60s YVES SAINT LAURENT YSL fully sequined 1920s style cloche hat ! Features thousands of hand-sewn sequins in black, gunmetal silver and bronze rose gold. Lined wi...
Category

1960s French Hats

Chantal Thomass hair-breaded sculpture hat «African Summer » Collection,S/S 92
By Chantal Thomass
Located in London, GB
The French fashion designer Chantal Thomass launched her label in 1975. At the end of the 70s together with figures such as Montana, Mugler and Kenzo that was celebrated for their i...
Category

1990s French Hats

Stunning 1960's Mr Individual Melbourne Turban Hat
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Beautifully constructed 1960's Mr Individual, Melbourne Turban hat made of chiffon that is interwoven in hot pink, emerald green and blue with a fun side tassel. Made forsale in Myer...
Category

1960s Australian Hats

Louis Vuitton Straw Panama Cruise 2011 Rafia Summer Sun Hat
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Lugano, Ticino
Louis Vuitton Straw Panama Cruise 2011 Summer Sun Hat -100% authentic Louis Vuitton - Viscose with leather trim and grommets to body and rim - Circumference 56 cm
Category

2010s French Hats

Vintage 1920's French Couture Gold Beaded Blue Jeweled Flapper Crown Headpiece
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking 1920's French metallic gold beaded and sapphire-blue jeweled flapper headdress. This is, without a doubt, one of the most extraordinary antique flapper period pieces I h...
Category

1920s French Hats

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery