Lilli Ann Coat Blue Fur Jacket 50s 60s Mod Turquoise Teal Fox Fur Winter Wear Mid Century Medium 1950s 1960s
Gorgeous Lilli Ann coat from the 1950s 1960s. Blue teal / turquoise with fox (?) fur collar. Buttons up the front, has two front pockets. Fur collar has clasps to make it close (shown open in photos). Lined in a gray satin material. Sleeves do not appear to be full length (they seem to end around the middle of the arm). Outer material appears to be wool or a wool blend. It has some very small moth holes on the front, back, sides, etc. They are not complete holes - they don't go all the way through the material, just the outside layer. They aren't super obviously noticeable unless you're up close. Some light underarm discoloration on the lining - not visible when worn of course. The fur collar is real, my guess is that it's fox fur but I cannot be 100% sure as I'm no fur expert. ;) Overall very good condition except for the tiny holes. I recommend taking this to a good fur coat cleaner to get it in really nice shape prior to wear. Obviously do not wash this in a machine (had to say that!). Label: Lilli Ann Junior Petite Size on tag: no size tag Estimated size: MEDIUM Material: most likely wool and fox fur Circa: 1950's / 1960's Color: light turquoise / teal blue Condition: good, some small flaws as stated above Measurements taken with coat laid flat and buttoned up. Shoulder to shoulder: 18" Underarm to underarm: 22" flat across, 44" doubled Across waist: 21.5" flat across, 43" doubled Across hip: 21.5" flat across, 43" doubled Shoulder to hem: 36" Shoulder to wrist: 21" US customers: Will ship via USPS Priority Mail with tracking number and insurance. Signature confirmation available for a small fee. If it ends up costing less to ship, I will refund the difference :) Please note that animal fur cannot be shipped to certain countries. If you're an international customer, please check with me prior to purchase. About the designer, courtesy of VintageFashionGuild.org, and written by Lizzie Bramlett, fuzzylizzie.com: 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 âParisâ 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. In the 1960s, there was a popular Lilli Ann Knits line, and a mod-inspired London line. The 1970s brought a career look for Lilli Ann. Adolph Schuman died in 1985, but the company continued under the direction of his heirs. The company was sold in the 1990s, and was closed by 2000.