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1940s Lilli Ann Jacket Made in France

$ 150.00

Vintage 1940s

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Original 1940s vintage Lilli Ann peplum jacket with stunning glass diamond buttons. This little black jacket was designed and produced in France by Adolph Schuman to be sold in his Lilli Ann San Francisco boutique. Made of a textured silk rayon blend, this jacket is fully lined and is tailored beautifully. Gold piping adorns the double layer peplum, while an array of glittering glass diamond buttons keep the jacket together.

About Lilli Ann:
Lilli Ann was started in San Francisco in 1933 by Adolph Schuman, naming his company for his wife, Lillian. The company became known for their beautiful, elaborately designed suits and coats.

After WWII, Schuman went to France and it was during this time that the labels had “Paris” added to them. While in France, Schuman was buying fabrics, and many of the labels in Lilli Ann designs also contain the name of the French factory that made the fabric.

Many of these fabrics were bought from small textile companies that were in such financial straits after the war that they were in danger of closing. Schuman bought from these small companies, and was thus credited with saving many of them from financial ruin. For his efforts Schuman was awarded medals from both France and Italy, and the Lilli Ann customer got a suit made of high quality, hand-loomed fabric. (source: Vintage Fashion Guild)

Size: 6

Measurements:
32" Bust
28" Waist
25" Length
24" Sleeves

Condition: Good vintage condition with some wear.
There is a small circular hole/snag located on the left jacket collar. Also, the edges of the cuffs have some wear & tear on them (see closeups). There is a hole in the lining on the left sleeve where it meets the cuff. Condition is reflected in the price.

Era: 1940s

Fabric/Construction: Silk Rayon Blend with Silk Lining