Hat with pink & green ribbon

The New Zealand hat trade was on the verge of collapse when, in 1976, Ailie Miller ambitiously embarked on a career as a milliner in Christchurch. She called her millinery business Dollie Vardin.


Credit: Loan courtesy of Katerina Marinkovich.
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Ailie Miller
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Hat
Material: Straw, bias cut crepe and satin fabric ribbons
Colour: Straw coloured hat, pink and green ribbon
Purchase location: Auckland
Label: Dollie Vardin
Date: 1990s