This is one hot hat! No designer label, just a union-made label. It’s blocked on a base of cape net and covered one-by-one with neon pink feathers. This one just makes me smile.
I once made a one-by-one feather hat. It was about half the size of the hat below and it took HOURS to assemble. First, the feathers must be “gone through” and the fluffy bottom sections stripped away. Then each feather, one at a time, is carefully glued to the base, overlapping artfully. This one has the added beauty of the side feathers flipping over the top to create sort of an Elvis-like ducktail swoop.
As usual, I’d love to have seen the original owner decked out in this hat and her finest dress. Fun!