Early 1960s Lilli Ann Cream Wool Designer Coat- New!
Size: Medium - Large
Bust: 42 inches + 107 cm
Total Length: 37 inches + 94 cm
Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm
Sleeve Length from Shoulder : 20 inches + 51 cm
* Sophisticated late 1950s early 1960s cream ribbed wool designer coat
* Long set-in raglan sleeves
* Wide notched collar with front fastening
* Three large self covered buttons at front
* Pockets at front hip
* Fully lined in rich cream satin
* Label by Lilli Ann Petite
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 beautifully tailored and in great condition for its age. It has been used but does not appear to have any major issues. I did notice out in the sunlight a couple of small patches where the mohair long hairs were missing. They are difficult to spot and the person I purchased it from and even myself , when inspecting it for the initial listing, completely overlooked them. The wool fabric is fine it’s just the long strands of mohair that are missing. Both areas are tiny no bigger than an eraser head. Not a moth hole - no holes at all but could have been a surface graze which only damaged the long wispy bits. Anyway as I said barely noticeable. If you would like a photo of the area I am happy to oblige . Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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