Vintage Couture 1950s Black Lilli Ann Party Dress
Bust: 40 inches + 101.60 cm
Waist: 30 inches + 76.20 cm
Hips: 40 inches + 101.60 cm
Total Length: 48 inches + 121.92 cm
* Beautiful 1950s black Duchess satin sheath dress
* Gorgeous high-standing collar featuring bow with huge rhinestone brooch
* Long raglan sleeves with upturned cuffs fastened by rhinestone buttons
* 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 vintage dress is not only beautifully constructed but has been well preserved over the years. In wonderful condition for its age, with no obvious faults.
This item has been pinned to the dress form.