Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Lilly Daché

Lilly Daché, 1948

Lilly Daché (c.1892-1989) was a French-born American milliner and fashion merchandiser. She started her career in a small bonnet shop, advanced to being a sales lady at Macy’s department store, and from there started her own hat business. She was at the peak of her business career in the 1930s and 1940s and was photographed by Karsh on this day, March 19, in 1948 for Coronet, a general interest digest magazine published from 1936 until 1971.