Vintage 1960s Designer Red and Black Ensemble- New!
Bust: 42 inches + 107 cm
Waist: 38 inches + 97 cm
Hips: 42 inches + 107 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102 cm
Bust: 44 inches + 112 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 41 inches + 104 cm
Sleeve Length: 24 inches + 61 cm
Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam.
* Striking 1960s orangey red knit blend designer dress and coat
* Coat is single breasted with notched collar
* Three multi-faceted black glass buttons for fasteners
* Black piping along neckline with three rows of piping below waist
* Dress is A-line with short sleeves and jewel neckline
* Matching piping around collar and skirt area
* Dress and coat fully lined in tangerine acetate, pinked seams and hand sewn hem
* Back with long nylon 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 very rare ensemble is in excellent condition and has never been worn. It still retains its original store swing tags. All Lilli Ann ensembles are becoming hard to find but it is almost impossible to find one in a larger size. Not to mention the colour scheme which is so eye-catching. This perfect condition ensemble is a must!! Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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