1950s Couture Lilli Ann Black Wool Princess Coat- New!
Bust: 37 inches + 94 cm
Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm
Total Length: 46 inches + 122 cm
Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 22.5 inches + 57 cm
* Luxurious 1950s black eyelash wool princess coat
* Featured black velvet stripes along coat seams
* Classic silhouette with fitted waist
* Double breasted with shiny black rounded buttons for closure
* Huge shawl collar in black velvet with self edging
* Full length sleeves
* Concealed pockets at hipline
* Fully lined in rich black satin
* High quality finished coat by sought after label 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, to to be expected from the Lilli Ann label. It presents beautifully and is in excellent condition. The only issue to note is that the top decorative button under the collar is missing. ..the corresponding one for the buttonhole is there. These coats are very sought after and becoming increasingly hard to find and this one looks like it was hardly worn. The skirt on this is fuller than most I have seen. Absolutely beautiful! Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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