OTTO LUCAS was born in Germany in 1903. He moved to London, where he established a flourishing business as a hat wholesaler in the mid 1930s. He was not actually a designer himself, but had an eye for what would sell and brought designers over from Paris to work for him; ruling them, it is said, with a rod of iron.
Some of his famous clients included the Duchess of Windsor and Greta Garbo. He approached the large American buyers, wooing them with fine wining and dining, and achieved huge sales in the United States and Australia, becoming a millionaire in the process. The plane crashed, tragically killing all on board.
GORGEOUS HANDCRAFTED, HIGH QUALITY FINE STRAW HAT EMBELLISHED WITH SILK FLOWERS. Head circumference is 21 5/8. The item "VINTAGE OTTO LUCAS BOND STREET LONDON FINE STRAW GORGEOUS HAT RARE BEAUTIFUL" is in sale since Monday, July 29, 2019.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Women's Hats". The seller is "tmna" and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.