Rare Documented 1950s Lillli Ann Caramel Silk Suit- New!
Bust: 35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91 cm
Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm
Jacket Length from Outside Shoulder: 21 inches + 53 cm
Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 24 inches + 61 cm (including cuffs)
Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm
Hips: 36 inches + 91.5 cm
Length: 26 inches + 66 cm
Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm
Seam Allowance: 1.5 inches + 4 cm (per side)
Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.
* Stunning 1950s caramel silk fabric with a gorgeous sheen
* Fabric has cream nubby stripes throughout
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt
* Long sleeves with turnover cuffs
* Jacket has wide asymmetrical collar with front fastening
* Asymmetrical pocket detail on opposite side to collar
* Both are edged in cream linen
* Straight skirt with back kick pleat, seal lined in skirt
* Fully lined jacket in russet crepe fabric
* Side metal zipper in skirt
* 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...:)
Truly an eye-catching and expertly tailored suit. The asymmetrical details and accents on this suit are quintessential Lili Ann. You can guarantee that a documented Lilli Ann was top of the tree in its day and highly sought after now. The suit is also in excellent condition for its age and free from notable flaws, a very light tiny spot on the lower skirt that is lost in the texture of the fabric, impossible to photograph and really hard to see even when looking for it. Knowing this fabric, it has an excellent chance of coming out fully in subsequent cleanings. Not at all noticeable when wearing. This is an absolute knockout of a suit!! Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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