Unique brown straw hat from noted milliner Sally Victor.
Vintage Sally Victor Hat
- 1950s brown hat.
- Modernist helmet shape.
- Shiny straw.
- A large brown velvet bow decorates the back of the hat.
NOT SHIPPABLE TO ITALY due to Italian customs prohibition.
Who Was Sally Victor
Sally Victor was born Sally Josephs in Scranton Pennsylvania in 1905. She was one of six sisters who were talk to so and so well. The family moved to New York City when Victor was in her teens. She started designing your own hats and clothes and travel to Paris at age 17 to study painting. Victory was hired by Macy’s upon her return to New York and then later worked at Bamberger and Co.
In 1927 she married Sergui Victor, a hat manufacturer. Her husband gave her $10,000 in 1934 to set up her own shop. After Lord & Taylor featured her line, the hats were a hit and within five years her husband closed own business and joined his wife.
Rather then sketching her designs, Victor worked directly with hat bodies and mannequins. She was a very prolific designer, turning out about 2,000 hats a year at the height of her popularity. Victor’s hats were ultra expensive so a less expensive line, Sally V was launched to great success. First Ladies Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Truman and Mamie Eisenhower were long time customers as well as many stars of stage screen.
Sally Victor was one of the most successful American milliners. She won the Fashion Critics Millinery award in 1943 and was one of the rare milliners to win Coty American Fashion Critics awards in 1944 and 1956. As hats lost favor, Victor retired in the 1968. She died in 1977 at age 83.
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