Vintage 1950s Lilli Ann Oatmeal Suit- New!
Bust: 34 - 35 inches + 86 - 89 cm
Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm
Sleeve Length: 23 inches + 58 cm
Length from Outside Shoulder: 25 inches + 63.5 cm
Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm
Hips: 39 inches + 99 cm
Total Length from Waistband: 29.5 inches + 75 cm
Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam.
* Striking 1950s oatmeal nubby textured wool and silk blend suit
* Classic Lilli Ann silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt
* Jacket has long sleeves and French cuffs with slits
* Dramatic extra wide lapel collar
* Aqua piping to collar and hipline on jacket
* Very tailored skirt with back kick pleat
* Fully lined jacket, seat lined in skirt, raw seams with hand finished hem
* 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 absolutely amazing suit is so beautifully tailored as one would expect from a Lilli Ann. It is in flawless condition and is a rare opportunity to buy such a sought after designer label. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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