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Solomon R. Guggenhat: 1960

Solomon R. Guggenhat: 1960

January 1960. "Fashion model in front of Guggenheim Museum, New York, wearing hat that resembles the museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright." Acetate negative by Tony Vaccaro for the Look magazine assignment "For Women Only: Architectural Hats." View full size.

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Timeless

Both, building and, bit later, fashion of early '60s. I doubt that there is a single woman who was thinking in her latter years "How in the world I wore that!"

Didn't know

That Mr. Wright also dabbled in fashion design

Behold

The telescoping pillbox.

Regarding Hats

Mr. Wright himself wore a porkpie hat. Other porkpie hat icons include Lester Young and Buster Keaton. I'd like to try one, but suspect it would look like a costume on me.

In its own way "Victorian"

Literally: as the designer was (noted milliner) Sally Victor. The model was described as Isabella Albonico, who seems to still be alive, age ~85. And, I suspect, still nicely dressed.

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