1780's Balloon Hat (Lunardi) Champagne silk with Ostrich Plumes and Silk Ribbons
Champagne silk over a wheat straw brim. Crown interlined with cotton millinette to maintain puff. Head lining of linen. Brim faced with coordinating champagne colored silk. 2 hand curled and sewn ostrich plumes. Silk ribbons. Based on 1780's fashion plates and portraits.