The work of Lady Duff-Gordon, this cap is a delicate, frothy confection, made of silk and netting. Decorated with embroidered leaves, applique silk flowers, lace, and point d’esprit this boudoir cap is a delicate piece intended for wear in the morning prior to one’s hair being styled for the day.


  • Title: Boudoir cap
  • Creator: Lady Duff-Gordon
  • Date Created: 1920
  • Location Created: Lucile Ltd. New York 37 and 39 West 57th Street
  • Physical Dimensions: Crown circumference 20 in. (50.8 cm.); height 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.)
  • Provenance: Worn by Theodate Pope Riddle (1867-1946)
  • Type: Hat
  • Rights: Hill-Stead Museum
  • Medium: Silk, tulle, wire

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