Jack McConnell'Red Feather original', Christmas Collection. Book Piece: This actual hat that appears in the Thames & Hudson publication "Vintage Fashion Complete". Jack McConnell'Red Feather original'.
This is an amazing example of the "King of Milliners" workmanship, a very rare Jack McConnell collectors piece. This one is from the era of the beautiful and whimsical and what an incredible statement it is, truly breath-taking when worn, the vivid green is superb. Formed upon a gold stiffened mesh form, brilliant vivid green feathers are worked into the shape of a Christmas tree. Each branch of the tree has tiny glittering sequin stars attached that sparkle like tree lights.
The original label with red feather is within. F a Ladies medium size approx. In excellent true vintage condition, clean and totally wearable. Orld famous and beloved Jack McConnell established himself as one of the top milliners in New York City during the 1940s-60s. Jack McConnell was originally from Mooresville, Tennessee.Captivating, alluring, bewitching and enchanting are the designs and celebrities of vintage Hollywood and Jack McConnell topped them all, from Joan Crawford, to Marilyn Munroe, to Lana Turner. His designs were the very definition of glamorous and rightly earned him the title King of Millinery. His work with feathers is particularly notable and acknowledged by his peers to be the finest of all milliners.
He created hats for New York and Hollywood society from the 1940s 1970s. During this period anyone who was anyone had to have a bespoke Jack McConnell. (see collectors notes below for further details). I will be listing ten Jack McConnell originals from my private collection during this week so do keep watching.We post out on Tuesdays ONLY as we live in a remote location and travel some distance to our nearest post office. However, if you need a hat urgently, we do make exceptions, so do please ask and we will do our best for you. We do our very best to describe our hats accurately and to package carefully, we do want our customers to be happy in their dealings with us. Buyers remorse or the wrong size are not acceptable reasons for a return. Our hats are beautifully and carefully packed, they are as clean and fresh as professional cleaning can make them, they are original true vintage pieces.
We endeavour to provide our customers with an excellent service and bring wonderful vintage and antique hats to the market. The Daphne Corbin Hat Collection is famous around the world and has been shown in many exhibitions, written about in books and magazines and many newspaper articles. Daphne is one of the worlds leading authorities on historic hats, she gives talks to interested groups for charity and opens her private collection to collectors, curators and fashion students from around the world by appointment. Jack McConnell hats are the most coveted by millinery collectors.
You will find a number of collections exhibited online and exchanges in blogs where collectors crave information and scour the world to find another example of his brilliant work. Millinery Collectors are looking for a small red feather sitting behind the Jack McConnell New York label as this indicates that the hat is one of Jack McConnells personal designs. The red feather guarantees a hat of the highest quality both in materials and design.
It will not be a boutique or ready to wear item which would have a different label and no red feather. Bespoke pieces carry a smaller more personal Jack McConnell label and are very rare indeed.
Jack McConnell died in 2005, having lived privately for a long time. He avoided any personal recognition or publicity, following his retirement from a very glamorous and creative life. The label is now owned by Kathy Jeanne Inc. Who produce a small collection of boutique hats, unfortunately nothing like the original work of Jack McConnell. The item "VINTAGE HAT JACK MCCONNELL, THE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION, THE CHRISTMAS TREE HAT" is in sale since Monday, May 21, 2018.
This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage Clothing & Accessories\Vintage Accessories\Hats, Women's". The seller is "williamcassie" and is located in Halton Hall. This item can be shipped worldwide.