Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New!
Bust: 36 inches + 86 cm
Under Bust: 34 inches + 64 cm
Waist: 26 inches + 63.5 cm (Huge seams in this dress)
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 38 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 117 cm
Hem Length: 2.5 inches + cm
Zipper Length: 13.5 inches + 34 cm
Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please allow for individual fit and comfort.
* Elegant late 1950s designer dress
* Black and rose pink knobbly wool
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt
* Bodice with 3/4 sleeves and large portrait collar
* Collar and cuffs decorated with black wool fringing
* Packet at front with hidden metal zipper
* Straight skirt with inset diagonal pockets on each side
* Unlined except for back seat, raw seams and 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 friends would know...:)
This rare and collectable dress is in excellent condition for its age. Free from holes, smells or damage. The only thing worth mentioning is the the hook and eye at the collar may need some reinforcement at a future date. Generous internal seams so it could easily be let out if desired. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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