Daché, Lilly

Daché, Lilly

▪ American milliner
born c. 1904, Beigles, France
died Dec. 31, 1989, Louvecienne

      French-born milliner who established a flourishing hat business in the United States with made-to-order creations.

      Daché left school at the age of 14 and was apprenticed to her aunt, a milliner in Bordeaux, and later to the famous milliner Caroline Reboux of Paris. In 1924 Daché moved to New York City, where she worked as a salesclerk at Macy's department store and then at a small milliner's shop until she saved enough money to buy out her employer. Some of her stunning innovations included the cloche hat, the turban, hats woven of kitchen twine, glass and lucite-bedecked bonnets, and the swagger hat associated with actress Marlene Dietrich. Daché eventually expanded her operation to include dresses, lingerie, jewelry, and cosmetics. In 1968 she retired when her husband, Jean Despres, a cosmetics executive at Coty Inc., also retired.

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