THE shape of things to come in Easter bonnets—and most other hats—is largely determined by a short, pert, alert woman who is one of the U.S.'s most successful businesswomen. Sally Victor, 54, is not.only the biggest fashion hatmaker (more than $500,000 a year) in the multimillion-dollar millinery business (1958 sales: $300 million), but she is a trend setter (along with such designers as Mr. John and Lilly Dache), the only milliner to win the Coty award, fashion world "Oscar." Her $55-to-$90 creations (up to $1,000 with fur or jewelry) soon reappear in pirated...

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