Sex on the Brain
This hat titled ‘Sex on the Brain’ was designed by milliner Kirsten Woodward in 1989 as part of a series she was working on, creating bodies shaped in straw.
Woodward trained at the Royal College of Art and made a name for herself in the 1980s designing surreal hats which frequently featured 3-dimensional objects, such as a miniature armchair or a torso worn on top of the head. After finishing her training, she designed for Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel.
Date: 1989 (designed) 1996 (made)
Artist/Maker: Woodward, Kirsten (milliner)
Materials and Techniques: Straw, esparterie, Russian braid
Museum number: T.156-1996