As a milliner, Lilly Dache began her career in the early 1920's when she saved her earnings and bought out her then employer, The Bonnet Shop and opened her own millinery salon. It was an instant success!
By the 1930's her business had grown to include a line in bags and other accessories.
Lilly also began to design hats for movies to compliment the dresses of Hollywood designer Travis Banton.
She was the most famous milliner of her era, particularly in New York, at a time when hats were as important and sometimes even more important than the dresses they were worn with.
From the mid 1930's to 40's hats were de rigueur, milliners and designers were constantly trying to out do each other in terms of over-the-top fabulousness and Dache's were amongst the most outrageous.
Lilly Dache hat and jacket as featured in 1948 Revlon advert (image courtesy of H Prints)
(Caroline would consider trading her beloved cat for a hat like this!)
Her major contributions to millinery included draped turbans, brimmed hats molded to the head, half hats, visored caps, coloured snoods and romantic massed-flower shapes.
Lillie continued this reign for over three decades.
She had a vast movie star clientele from Marlene Dietrich, Betty Grable, Carole Lambord, and Joan Crawford to Lorreta Young, who actually bought the last 30 hats in Dache's collection before her retirement in 1968.
Yes that's right... up to a whopping 50% off our vintage bridal and occasion wear dresses for the ENTIRE MONTH OF APRIL!!!
Are we crazy? Maybe!
Flights are booked for our next big sourcing trip in May and we need to make some space for this new collection.
That means that you can grab an absolute vintage bargain. We don't do this often so make sure you avail of this fantastic offer!
Appointments are essential and as always Saturdays are filling up fast.
Accessories, headpieces and order-in dresses are not included in the sale and all purchases must be paid in full on the day. Those are the only niggly details, other than that it's a vintage gown bonanza!
Call us on 01 6111842 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for your bargaintastic appointment!!!
Dirty Fabulous is the only place to go to for devine, one of a kind vintage bridal and occasion wear.
Visit us in our city centre showroom and enjoy a glamorous shopping experience!
We will take the chore out of finding that perfect elusive dress. We have an extensive collection of vintage wedding gowns and party dresses from the 1920s to the 1970's and beyond! Dirty Fabulous also has a range of bespoke bird cage veils and headpieces.
Just phone or email now for an appointment, go on, you know you want to!!!