Today’s the opening of FIT’s Lilly Daché exhibit. A sought-after designer from the ’30s and ’40s, Daché counted Garbo, Dietrich, and Harlow as clients. However, her contributions to style didn’t rest at the head. Our fashion expert Lynn Yaeger details:
Lilly Daché arrived in America from France in 1924 with a bankroll of $13; from that inauspicious beginning she built a business in the 1930s and ’40s that offers an early lesson in multi-branding. Daché slapped her name on fragrances, ready-to-wear, and gloves, but her most notable contribution to fashion was her hats.
Lilly Daché: Glamour at the Drop of a Hat
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