As the 1960's came to a close, it was evident that the end of an age was nearing. Young women were now beginning to choose hair over hats and by the 1970's the millinery trade had begin to fall upon hard times. During the 60's, many millinery design houses, realizing the impending demise of hats, began to make hats that tried to appeal to the younger generation of ladies and Lilly Dache was no exception. She began to produce hats designed under the label, Lilly Dache Debs, in hopes of gaining the attention of the younger set. Needless to say, hats seemed to fall from favor despite all the valiant efforts of some of the great designers, but fortunately, for all......hats are making a glorious comeback today!
Offered for sale is a "youthful" creation from the marvelous Lilly Dache! This hat is made from honey colored woven straw and detailed with bright orange. A cuffed brim and an indented crown make this hat quite appealing in appearance. The inside of the outer brim is detailed with a bright orange trim and a bright orange pinwheel ornament set off center on the front of the brim adds a little more sophistication to the hat. A wide straw bowtie finishes the back of the hat.....a shiny cream colored grosgrain ribbon details the bowtie. The hat is unlined and the inner hatband is a snappy combination of the same cream colored grosgrain ribbon but accented with a deep orange-red grosgrain ribbon which is double topstitched with green zig-zag stitches.
There is some very slight staining to the inner cream colored hatband.
Label: Lilly Dache Debs, New York, Paris
Height of Crown: 3 ¾"
Circumference of Outer Brim: 29"
Width of Brim: 2"
Width of Bow: 2 1/8"
Length of Bow: 6 ¼"
Circumference of Inner Hatband: 21"
This seller is a proud member of The Costume Society of America (CSA) and The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG).