1950s Designer Lilli Ann Cranberry Red Silk Suit- New!

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SKU #1842


Size: Small - Medium


Bust:  38 inches + 96.5 cm 

Shoulders: 16 inches + 41 cm

Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

Sleeves: 23 inches + 58 cm  (not including turn over cuffs)

Length from Outside Shoulder: 25 inches + 63.5 cm


Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

Hips: 36 inches + 91 cm

Length from Waist:  25 inches + 63.5 cm 

Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please allow for individual fit and comfort.



* Designer 1950s slubby textured silk blend suit

* Fabric is silk

* Classic silhouette with nipped in waist and straight skirt

* Jacket bodice with pointed collar and centre front opening

* Long sleeves with turnover slit cuffs

* Jacket has pleated inset feature on left side

* Self covered buttons for closure

* Straight skirt with matching pleated insert feature at left front

* Fully lined jacket with partially lined skirt and hand stitched hem

* Label reads Lilli Ann

Lilli Ann
This acclaimed 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 both collectors and fashionistas around the world. It must be said that this label is one of my all-time favourites as many of my customers know...:)


Such a stunning n unusual colour on this wonderful suit. Deep cranberry red. The suit is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see.  The skirt length was shortened at one stage but can easily be dropped an additional three inches. I don't believe t will leave a mark. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.


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