1950s Couture Lilli Ann Black and Red Wool Clutch Coat- New!
Bust: 39 inches + 99.06 cm
Total Length: 46 inches + 116.84 cm
Sleeve Length: 18.5 inches + 47 cm (from underarm to cuff)
* Classic 1950s clutch coat with no closures
* Beautiful raised ribbed red and black wool with black velvet trim
* Full length sleeves
* Gorgeous portrait collar trimmed with black velvet
* Fully lined in rich satin
* Label by Lilli Ann
This famous American label was registered in 1933 by Adolf Schuman. Fabrics were specially imported from France and Italy, many made expressly for Lilli Ann. These fabrics were bought from mainly small textile companies that were in dire financial straits after the war and in danger of closing. As a result, Schuman was credited with saving many of these from financial ruin and in official recognition for his services was awarded Medals of Honour from both France and Italy. On the other hand, the Lilli Ann customer knew that their suits, coats and dresses were made of the highest quality, hand-loomed fabric. Lilli Ann was also recognised for its innovative designs and quality construction. The label received the Gold Medal in Fashion Design, America's highest award in fashion. Nowadays, there is very high demand for this label from collectors and fashionistas from around the world. It must be said that this label is one of my all-time favourites as many of my customers know...:)
This vintage coat is in excellent condition and extremely well made, obviously to be expected from the Lilli Ann label. It presents beautifully.
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