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Sally Victor

Sally Victor (née Josephs; February 23, 1905 – May 14, 1977) was a prominent American milliner from the late 1920s through the 1960s. Her designs were popular with Hollywood actresses such as Irene Dunne, Helen Hayes, and Merle Oberon, as well as First Ladies Mamie Eisenhower and Jacqueline Kennedy, and Queen Elizabeth II.



Sally Victor drew inspiration from many diverse sources, including Native American art, Chinese lanterns, Japanese armor, and the works of Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Rogier van der Weyden, and Frank Lloyd Wright. She was innovative in introducing synthetic materials into her hats alongside traditional ones.

Some of her popular product lines included "baby bonnets", "Pompadour hats","Grecian pillboxes","honey hives", and "Tudor tops". Designs intended for the mass market were sold through a subsidiary named Sally V.


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