Sophisticated 1950s Lilli Ann Couture Dress - New!
Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm
Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm
Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm
Total Length: 42 inches + 107 cm
* Gorgeous late 1950s wool sheath dress
* Material features white flecks on black background
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and shaped straight skirt
* Bodice features gigantic notched collar and bracelet sleeves
* Front opening with shiny black buttons
* Partially lined in black satin
*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...:)
This dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains, major fading or holes. Of course, the Lilli Ann label guarantees that this dress is made of the finest wool as well as being expertly tailored. The only point to highlight is that the collar and sleeves are not lined and may irritate anyone sensitive to wool against their skin.
Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)
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