Vintage 1950s Black Wool Designer Coat with Velvet Stripes - New!
Size: Large - Extra Large
Bust up to: 44 inches + cm
Sleeve Length From Outside Shoulder: 24 inches + 38 cm
Total Length: 41 inches + cm
* Vintage 1950s black wool swing coat
* Eyelash effect with longer charcoal hairs to wool
* Classic silhouette with widening drape
* Long Sleeves with fold over collar* Decorative velvet strips added to each panel
* Fully lined in black silk 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 beautiful coat is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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