Vintage Lilly Dache Pillbox Hat - 1950s or early 1960s - Black Velvet w Red Rhinestones Size S


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This is a fabulous vintage black velvet pillbox hat made by renowned milliner Lilly Dache (Lilly Daché).  Daché started her millinery career by apprenticing with known milliners in Paris and then purchasing a New York hat shop in 1924.  She retired in 1968 after building a fashion business that comprised perfume, make-up, accessories and clothing, but always with a focus on hat making.  


This hat is made of excellent quality black velvet that is entirely covered with red rhinestones and black glass pyramid shaped squares.  It is lined in white acetate and has a small comb at either side that aids in keeping the hat in place.

Age:  1950s, maybe early 60s

Label: Lilly Daché Paris New York

Color: Black with red rhinestones

Material: Velvet with glass rhinestones

Sizing: There in no size label, and although this should fit a small sized head, please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the style of the hat into consideration:

Opening:  19 1/4” around,

Height:  3 1/2”


It is in very good condition - no wear, tear or staining and very clean.  The only issue is that the center of the hat is slightly collapsed - this could maybe be because of the way that the hat was stored, or it could be that it was simply made this way as I don’t see any evidence of stiffener.  A professional re-block may be helpful, although the hat is very wearable as is.

This is a gorgeous hat - beautiful colored rhinestones.......