Vintage 1950s Lilli Ann Black Sheath Dress- New!
Bust: 38 inches + 97 cm
Under Bust: 35 inches + 89 cm
Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 44 inches + 112 cm
Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm
Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm
Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam.
* Striking 1950s designer black mid weight satin sheath dress
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and shapely skirt
* Long sleeved bodice with rounded neckline
* Bodice has princess seaming and shelf bust with draping
* Straight skirt with kick pleat at rear
* Lined bodice and seat, raw seams and hand finished hem
* Low v-shaped back with huge self fabric bow and 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 sophisticated and desirable Lilli Ann dress is in excellent condition for its age. No flaws that I can see. Cleaned and ready to wear. I must highlight this it is rare to find a Lilli Ann dress in a more generous sizing. Please message me if you want further information about this listing.
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