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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Clothing Accessories
Headwear
Clothing and Accessories
Women's Clothing ➔ Hat

Identifier:
2017.32.9
Description:
Women wore hats daily in the 1950s which is why there was so much variety in shapes, sizes, and fabrics for every time of the day and occasion. This black wool hat with velvet has the label of Lily Dache. Features that are indicative of period styling are the wide shaped brim, nicknamed the saucer. This hat was pinned into the hair and sat asymmetrically with its sloping brim on an angle.
Date:
circa 1950
Materials:
Velvet, Wool
Dimensions:
2 1/2"" h 15"" w 15"" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift of Charles G. Schoenknecht and Ward Paul
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Charles G. Schoenknecht

Ward A. Paul

Lilly Daché
Lilly Daché was an American milliner and designer. She began her career in New York City working at a hat shop. In 1924 she and a friend bought the hat shop and a few months later she bought out her friend. By the 1930s Daché was creating other accessories and her business became so large that she needed to expand to two buildings. By the 1950s she was also producing costume jewelry and perfume. Daché retired in 1968 and sold the last of her 30 hats to Loretta Young. After retirement, she licensed her name. Daché passed away in France in 1989. 
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