Details of the soft velvet felt capelin
Velvet felt is, like cashmere for a jumper, soft to the touch. It is also flattering to the face because of its velvety appearance that reflects on the face. This hat is, in fact, light, especially if you work it with care and lightness as Fabienne Delvigne does. Moreover, this soft material is waterproof.
The brim of the hat measures between 11 and 12cm. It can be shortened to measure.
The soft capelin hat: its history
In the 19ᵉ century, the wide brim hat became a broad-brimmed hat for women.
Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac’s wore wide brim hats in “Les Demoiselles de Rochefort” and gave the capelin hats their aura and glamour.
Grace Kelly also wore a lot of straw wide brim hats in pastel shades. They were embellished with a muslin scarf tied around her skullcap.
Maison Fabienne Delvigne likes to offer the “Hepbrun” wide brim hat is one of the classics. It has the bottom of the flat cap and the wide brim of the cape. But instead of being flexible, it is stiffened with brass primers and wire.
Moreover, the Belgian actress Audrey Hepbrun, who lived her youth in Brussels, inspired the designer Fabienne Delvigne. She admired her sober elegance…
The wide brim hat is nowadays considered a chic fashion item. It can be worn in summer as well as in winter, and for various occasions: weddings, parties, etc.
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To maintain velvet and melusine felts, they should be brushed regularly with a clothes brush. For example, to remove any dust and to raise the hair. Indeed, brushing gives the hat its lustre and shine.
In order for Fabienne Delvigne to offer you the best value for money, this hat is sold without the luxury hat box. However, if you wish, it is possible to make it with an extra 50€. The price will then be 500€.
First, Maison Fabienne Delvigne carefully wraps the hats in tissue paper. Then places them in a black hat box designed by Fabienne Delvigne. These boxes are tailor made by Maison Fabienne Delvigne. Then, we place a certificate of authenticity next to the hat. Finally, we delicately perfume the hat with Guerlain’s “Eau de Cashmere”. A reminiscence of the beautiful collaboration between our two Maisons.
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