1950s Lilli Ann Designer Navy & White Houndstooth Suit - New!
Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm
Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm
Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm
Length from Outside Shoulder: 21 inches +53 cm
Sleeve Length: 20 inches + 51 cm
Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm
Hips: 38 inches + 96 cm
Skirt Length: 28 inches + 71 cm
Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm
Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam.
* Striking 1950s quality lightweight navy and white gingham wool blend suit
* Classic silhouette with hourglass tailoring
* Jacket features long straight sleeves and semi attached rolled standup collar
* Collar and sleeves are trimmed in deep blue leather
* Bodice fastens with matching covered leather buttons with bow tie at front
* Shapely with darts front and back
* Bodice fully lined in navy crepe, skirt lined in seat
* Side metal zipper
* Label reads 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 friends and clients know 😊
This dress is in wonderful condition for its age. Absolutely no flaws that I can see. The tailoring on this suit is exceptional, it looks like it was actually poured onto the dress form. No pinning or draping this is how it sits naturally on my size 6 form. Cleaned and ready to wear. Here is an opportunity to invest in a high quality Lilli Ann garment that is unique in so many ways. I have had the thrill of handling hundreds of Lilli Ann items in my day, and this is the only suit I have ever come across in this design. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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