1954 Lilli-Ann Dove Gray Sharkskin Pintuck Stripes Jacket Hourglass Suit
A rare and absolutely stunning Lilli-Ann designer two piece suit dating back to their 1954 collection. 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 garments. This set is fashioned in a luxurious medium-weight English sharkskin. The ombré stripe design it itself is a masterpiece- chocolate to toffee pintuck panels with an impressive zig zag cut-out. The construction is impeccable and has the type of seamed pattern work that one rarely sees today. The hourglass jacket has amazing lean, long cuffed sleeves and original covered buttons. The high waisted pencil skirt finishes the suit with a perfect femme fatale vibe.
This Lilli-Ann designer suit is in wonderful condition with no discoloration, fade or alternations. Perfectly working side metal-zipper. Lots of wonderful detail; hand finishes and immaculate seaming. Only sign of wear are a few small pin-sized holes. Please message for detailed pictures. This ensemble is over 60 years old and is a collector's dream.