Rare c. 1963 Lilly Dache Leopard Print Fur Slouchy Fedora Hat

Lilly Daché was one of America’s most famous milliners. You can barely open a Vogue or other fashion magazine from the years of her heyday without seeing several of her hats in them. She worked under renowned milliners Suzanne Talbot and Caroline Reboux in Paris before moving to America in 1924 where she worked until she could eventually open her own label. At the height of her career she owned a nine story building known as the ‘House of Hats,’ on East 56th Street in New York.

This hat is remarkable similar to the one famously worn by Wilhelmina for Vogue in 1963. It is a slouchy short brimmed fedora style that feels remarkably modern and fresh. The brim is longer in the front then the back and this gives it a bit of a rakish feel. The back brim rolls up slightly which adds to its sauciness. The crown is soft and unstructured and meant to fold in a bit when on. A brown grosgrain ribbon with a flat bow on one side wraps around the base. It is made from a very soft leopard printed pony and it it loos like it has never been worn or worn very little. It is one of the best hats I have seen from this era. Excellent condition. 

Measures 21" around and meant to sit a bit higher up ion the head. Lined in a black silk and finished with a grosgrain ribbon edge. 

Item# A380

Reference Photo: Wilhelmina wearing a Lilly Dache hat for Vogue, January 1963. Photo by Irving Penn.

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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