Couture 1940s Charcoal Lilli Ann Fine Weave Wool Suit - New!
Size: Small - Medium
Bust: 36 inches + 91.44 cm
Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm
Sleeve Length: 22 inches + 57.15 cm
Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm (button can be moved to allow a bit more room)
Hips: 38 inches + 96.52 cm
Skirt Length: 26 inches + 66.04 cm
This item is on layaway and not available for sale at this time. Initial deposit of $50 paid 18/5/2018 - 29 May Paid $100 - 21 June Paid - $50 - Balance $200
Paid in full
* Wonderful two-toned charcoal and grey finely woven gaberdine wool fabric
* Classic late 1940s silhouette with tailored jacket and A-line skirt
* Jacket features two-toned deco pattern yoke and sleeves and padded shoulders
* Front fastening of jacket with self covered buttons
* Jacket features shallow insert pockets
* Fully lined jacket in mushroom pink crepe
* A-line skirt with darts at hip and inverted pleat at rear
* Label reads An Original 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...:)
Such a beautiful suit with iconic Art Deco decorations. This suit would have been described as in pristine condition if it wasn't for 2-3 very small pin head moth bites...shown in last photograph. I am certain that a talented seamstress could either repair or mask the minor damage by applying imagination and a little effort. Of course, one could simply wear as is...... nevertheless, I have substantially reduced the price of this collectable Lilli Ann suit.
We are more than happy to answer any inquires about this item or to negotiate a mutually agreeable lay-by arrangement. If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - drop us a line, we would love to accommodate you with a listing!
This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.
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