As I mentioned last week, I inherited a couple of hats from my great-grandmother, an obviously very stylish woman. This one is a mink cloche and comes with a matching collar. Yes, it is genuine mink fur. No, I don't feel bad about wearing it. While I don't condone killing animals to make coats and accessories, I don't think that antique and vintage fur or leather pieces should be destroyed. Especially beautiful pieces such as these:
I love the style of this cloche - the little gold clasp and leather "bow" add the perfect amount of sass. The collar is hard to see, but has snaps at the back so that it can be attached to the collar of a coat. There's no label inside this antique hat, but the lining is a mesh with a black pattern containing a "G" in it (not the Gucci G though my gramma does remember her mom paying a pretty penny for this set). If anyone has any details, I'd love to know more about this cloche!