Vintage 1940s Couture Lilli Ann Burgundy Beaded Jacket- New!
Size: Small - Medium
Bust: 38 inches + 96.52 cm
Waist: 28 inches + 71.12 cm
Total Length: 30 inches + 76.20 cm
Sleeve Length: 23 inches + 58.42 cm (not counting upturned cuff)
* Outstanding 1940s burgundy wool gaberdine designer jacket
* Classic early 40s shape with fitted waist
* Jacket features a platter collar and self covered buttons to secure
* Lovely peaked yoke insert feature at back
* Absolutely stunning beadwork and rhinestone jewelled decorations at hem
* Label by Lilli Ann - rare early label
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...:)
Can't say enough about this wonderful jacket. It is one of the best Lilli Ann jackets I have owned. I say one of the best because I had an identical one in black several years ago. It is in wonderful condition without any notable flaws. Very rare, desirable jacket. Team it with a black dress, skirt or jeans.
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