Rare 1950s Lilli Ann Documented Princess Coat- New!
Size: Small - Medium
Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm
Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 44 inches + 112 cm
Sleeve Length: 22 inches + 56 cm
Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam.
* Rare and collectable 1956 documented designer princess coat
* Fabric is black wool with white eyelash insert - exclusive to Lilli Ann
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt
* Long sleeved bodice with button up pointed collar
* Bodice is secured with black buttons
* Very full circle skirt with columns of black velvet appliques
* Fully lined in black satin with hand finished hem
* 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 you know...:)
This rare and very collectable princess coat is in excellent condition for its age, no flaws that I can see. Not only is it a sought after princess coat but It was one of Lilli Ann's luxury line, which meant it was of superior quality. It sold for a pricey $100 US in 1956. (Refer to photpgraph of the original ad) Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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