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Dache's hats had unusual designs and utilized a range of fabrics previously unseen in the millinery industry. Usually they were asymmetrical; crowns and brims were often tilted to one side, and some hats were trimmed with veils designed to hang down on one side of the head, turn under the chin, and be pinned with a brooch to the hat on the other side. During World War II, when materials were in short supply, she made hats from mop yarn and gold epaulets from uniforms. In the summer she made hats from dress buttons, topstitching the brims to give them the proper shape. In the 1940s she expanded her business into perfumes called Drifting and Dashing and added dresses and accessories to her millinery designs.

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Caroline Rennolds Milbank, New York Fashion: The Evolution of American Style (New York: Abrams, 1989);

"1940 Design Prizes Awarded to Four," New...

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