Lilly Daché

Lilly Daché was born in France in  1898.   She moved to America in 1924.  In the 1930s she was the leading milliner in New York; she was known for having a gold salon for clients who were brunette and a silver salon for blondes.  At that time a hat by Lilly Daché could cost over $150.  Among her clients were Loretta Young, Marlene Dietrich, and Carol Lombard.   She was famous for her turbans, snoods and massed-flower shapes.  Halston worked for Daché before starting his own label. Lilly Daché retired in 1968 when her daughter took over the business.                                                                                                                     Photos and text copyright protected.