Project Description

Naturalist Becomes Fashion Designer

“Osa Johnson introduces African influence as a new fashion note in millinery. As an explorer and producer of wild life films she captured many novel style ideas in the jungle, inspired by the richness of color and shape as well as by the strange life of animals and natives. Here we see a chapeau adorned with an African wild turkey wing, a color blend of gold, light brown, dark brown and orange, on a velvet hat of African “Masai brown”, a new color of her own creation. With it goes a very sheer French veil, to be tied in a bow at the back or under the chin. And around the neck, a Hudson Bay sable scarf of unusual richness. “