Vintage 1950s Black Flecked Wool Lilli Ann Designer Suit- New!

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SKU #1515


Size: Small


Bust: 36 inches + 91.4 cm 

Waist:  28 inches + 71 cm

Jacket Length From Outside Shoulder: 22.5 inches +  57.2 cm

Sleeve Length : 23 inches  + 58.4 cm 


Waist up to: 26 inches + 66 cm

Hips: 37 inches + 94 cm

Length: 25 inches + 63.5 cm ( with an additional 7 inch hem + 18 cm)



* Sophisticated 1950s black wool suit

* Very unusual black ribbed wool fabric with alternating stripes in black wool      with white flecks

* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and fitted skirt

* Jacket features upturned collar and self buttons

* Four decorative faux pockets on front jacket at bust and hips

* Jacket is fully lined in black crepe

* Skirt has lining on seat

* Label reads "Lilli Ann"

Lilli Ann
This famous American label was registered in 1933 by Adolf Schuman. From an early stage, Schuman imported his fabrics from France and Italy, many of which were made expressly for him. These were acquired from small, family-run textile manufacturers that happened to be in dire financial straits after the war and in danger of closing. Due to his huge orders, Schuman was credited with saving many from financial ruin and, in recognition of his services, was given a Medal of Honour from both the French and Italian governments.  Lilli Ann customers appreciated that their suits, coats and dresses were made from high quality, hand-loomed fabric. They also recognised that the designs were innovative, expertly cut and tailored. This high standard of design was recognised by Lilli Ann winning 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 remains one of my all-time favourites as many of my customers know...:)



This suit is in excellent condition for its age and free from any rips, stains, fading or holes.  The fabric and suit design is rarely seen and has virtually no wear - in fact looks hardly worn. One of the more unusual Lilli Ann designs. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.


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