Vintage Hat of the Day – Lilly Daché

May 10, 2010 at 5:00 am 1 comment

Lilly Daché, milliner de luxe, was born in France and presided over a New York-based fashion house which eventually included gloves, stockings, clothing, ties and perfumes. Lilly Daché was a power in the hat world from the early 1930s – with additional shops in Chicago and Miami Beach – to the closing of the business in 1968.  Her 1946 autobiography, Talking Through My Hats, and her 1956 The Glamour Book can be found on eBay and Amazon from time to time. She created hats for movie costumes and had a Hollywood following.  She was honored with the Coty American Fashion Award  in 1943 and a plaque on the New York Garment District’s Fashion Walk of Fame in 2002.  A second line of hats was created under the Dachettes label.  Most labels have the address at her East 56th Street building but the one in my red hat pictured here is at 485 Madison Avenue, an earlier location.  Lilly Daché and Dachettes hats and hat boxes are highly sought after by collectors.  This hat is made up of red petals with the texture of a pine cone.

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  • 1. Barbara Troeller  |  May 12, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Hey City Girl!

    I am loving this new feature of Hat Of the Day. The label on this Lilly is her older 1940s address, prior to the move to East 56th. You see this label in black and white, and in beige and brown. It is harder to find this older label. The hat is a great find! Do you wear this one? Cheers!

    Barbara

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