Jean Arlett Hat, Vintage 1950s Cream Pillbox


Classic 1950s spring and summer pillbox hat.
Approx. Size (cm): Hat Size:  22″ (56);  Outside Diameter: 8″ (20); Height of Crown 2.5″ (6).
Era: 1950s.
Condition:  Minor wear commensurate with age.
Mark/Label: None
Buy Now. Vintage Item – Only one available.

1 in stock


A lovely netted Jean Arlett hat.  Perfect spring wear,

Pillbox Hat Details

  • Cream silk pillbox hat.
  • Slightly darker cream pleated silk chiffon bow and hatband.
  • Matching dotted veil.
  • A lovely Jean Arlett hat.

NOT SHIPPABLE TO ITALY due to Italian customs prohibition.

pillbox hat size
vintage good condition

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Who was Jean Arlett

Jean Arlett was a British milliner who gained popularity in the 1940s and 1950s for her unique and avant-garde hat designs. She was born in 1912 in England and began her career in fashion as a dressmaker before transitioning to millinery.

Arlett’s hats were often characterized by their sculptural shapes and bold use of color and texture. She frequently incorporated non-traditional materials such as wire, felt, and leather into her designs, and was known for her whimsical and playful approach to hat-making.
Arlett’s hats were worn by many high-profile clients, including members of the British royal family, and she received numerous awards for her contributions to the fashion industry. She passed away in 1963, but her legacy continues to inspire contemporary milliners today.

Some of her notable clients were the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, and many actresses like Vivien Leigh and Zsa Zsa Gabor.

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