Pillbox hat

The Hollywood costume designer Adrian helped to popularise the pillbox with a version he created for Greta Garbo in the movie As You Desire Me (1932). It remained in fashion into and throughout the 1940s. This photograph of a Milne & Choyce labelled pillbox hat was taken by Clifton Firth. He was embracing American Hollywood glamour in his portrait work around this time. 


Photographer: Clifton Firth
Credit: Photo by Clifton Firth, courtesy of Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 34-M7B1
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Designer: Unknown
Garment type: Hat
Label: Milne & Choyce
Date: 1940s