Rare High-End 1950s Lilli Ann Designer Navy Suit- New! (ON HOLD)
Please note this item is on hold and not available for sale at this time, thank you for understanding
Bust: 37 - 38 inches + 94 - 96.5 cm
Waist: 29 - 30 inches inches + 74 - 76 cm
Jacket Length from Outside Shoulder: 22 inches + 56 cm
Sleeve Length: 21 inches + (plus cuffs) + 53 cm
Shoulder to Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm
Hips: 42 inches + 107 cm
Skirt Length from Outside Shoulder: 32 inches + 81 cm
Seams: 1.5 inches per side + 4 cm
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.
* Exceptionally tailored 1950s commercially made suit
* Fabric is navy worsted wool with white flecks
* Classic silhouette with a nipped waist and straight skirt
* Jacket features a notched collar with wide lapels
* Decorative rhinestone buttons decorate each lapel
* Array of darts front and back provide the nipped waist with wide peplum effect
* Front button closure with self-fabric buttons
* White organza trim with embroidered daisies decorate each lapel
* Long sleeves with turnover notched cuffs
*Jacket fully lined. along with the back seat in the 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 recognized 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 huge 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 friends know...:)
No notable flaws that I can see. Looks hardly, if ever worn. It is, dare I say it - mint!
Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.
Everything about this suit reflects its rarity - the design, styling, attention to detail, silhouette and finishing. Obviously. one of Lilli Ann's higher-quality suits. It is also in pristine condition, a truly RARE find. A true collector's classic. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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