1960s - 1970s Tangerine Red Wool Lilli Ann Cape - New!
Size: Medium- Large
Bust: up to 48 inches + 122 cm
Shoulder to Hem: 29 inches + 74 cm
Arm Slits: 12 inches + 30.5 cm
Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam.
* Striking late 1960s early 1960s wool blend cape in an orange red
* Classic trapeze silhouette
* Slits in cape for arms
* Fastens with three self covered buttons
* Rabbit fur dyed to look like leopard
* Fully lined in red taffeta
* Label reads Lilli A
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 cape is in excellent condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see, apart from some fading to the lining, not visible from the exterior. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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