Sequined net evening cap, late 1920s
By the late 1920s, the bell shaped cloche was pared down even more to become a skull cap. The look of streamlined modernism, seen in all areas of design, seems fresh and relevant today.
You will make an unforgettable entrance in this one-of-a-kind evening cap, elaborately embellished with gold and orange silk braid, bronze metallic braid, and bronze sequins on a ground of black net. I love the turned up brim.
In the current financial and psychological slump, we are revisiting the Roaring Twenties with fondness. Our sequined evening cap was much favored by the Bright Young Things in London.
The group included the writers Evelyn Waugh, Nancy Mitford and others just down from Oxford. They invented a new type of party where they gave imitations and impromptu charades; held elaborate and ingenious treasure hunts; and among whom, the spirit of masquerade reached new heights.
An ultra-fashionable cap like our evening cap would been part of a stylish, modern wardrobe in America as well as in England in the late 1920s. May those happy times return soon!
The condition is excellent.
The crown circumference is 21 3/4".