1960s Rare Lilli Ann Black and Cream Ribbed Gabardine Suit - New!
Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm
Jacket Length: 14 inches + 36 cm
Sleeve Length: 16 inches + 41cm
Empire waist: 27 inches + 69 cm
Natural waist: 24 inches + 61 cm
Hips: 34 inches + 86 cm
Length: 24.5 inches + 62 cm
Zipper Length: 5 inches + 13 cm
Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam.
* 1960s designer black ribbed gabardine suit
* Striking silhouette with cinched waist and flared skirt
* Cropped jacket with 3/4 sleeves and semi open front
* Jacket is trimmed with Peter Pan collar in cream with self bow
* Skirt is bell shaped with three tiers and high waist in cream muslin matching jacket
* Side metal zipper on skirt
* Fully lined in black crepe with couturier quality finishing
* 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 customers know...:)
The suit is in excellent condition for its age No notable flaws that I can see. The eyes on the hook and eye closures on the skirt waist need reinforcing as they are made of thread only. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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