Rare Late 1930s Lilly Daché Silk Draped Turban
French born milliner and fashion designer, Lilly Daché, was the most famous milliner in the United States between 1934 and 1968 (when she retired). Her contributions to the fashion world paved the way for some of today's biggest designers.
Daché created stunning chapeaus for the majority of Hollywood films in the '30s, '40s and '50s (she invented Carmen Miranda's famous fruit hat) and had a devout movie star clientele including Marlene Dietrich, Ginger Rogers, Marion Davies, Carole Lombard and Loretta Young.
Her designs were cutting edge and leaps and bounds ahead of her time. Her work can be found gracing the covers of some of the most iconic fashion magazines of the era, such as Vogue.
Perhaps one of Daché's biggest contributions to millinery is her draped turban. While some of her later designs are more common, this late 1930s piece is incredibly rare. It is fashioned in a vibrant lavender silk and it is easy to see why Hollywood and the rest of the world loved her.
Label: Lilly Daché
Condition: Very Good
Has faint dust staining throughout and a few pin holes from hat pins. Priced accordingly.