Vintage 1950s Black Lilli Ann Cocktail Dress- New!
Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm
Under Bust: 31 inches + 81 cm
Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 45 inches + 114 cm
Hem Length: 1.5 inches (on dress) + 4 cm
Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm
Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam.
* Striking 1950s quality designer black rayon blend dress
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and sheath A-line skirt
* Short sleeved bodice with oval neckline
* Skirt is A-line with a pleated overskirt of self fabric
* The overskirt commences at each hip area and fully covers back
*Fully lined in black satin, pinked seams with hand finished hem
* Side metal zipper
* 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 for its age. No notable flaws that I can see. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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