Original Vintage 1950s 50s Black Crepe Jacket With Beaded Trim By Lilli Ann
This wonderful jacket was made in 1953 from a black wool silk blend. The collarless neckline, front opening and hem have been embellished with mother of pearl style small round and tear drop shaped beads. The jacket is cut in a classic hourglass shape with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The garment fastens with press studs as well as metal hooks and stitched eyes down its centre. Inside, the jacket is lined in black crepe and has a National Recovery Board tag as well as a retailer’s label for Siegel’s of San Antonio. We believe that the retailer used their own label to replace the Lilli Ann tag. At the time, it was common for retailers to do that even with high end pieces such as Lilli Anns. We have attached a picture of the original Lilli Ann advert from 1953 (it once was a full suit!).
Shoulders: 16 1/2” seam to seam
Length: 25 1/2”
The jacket is in very good condition, however there is some evidence of repairs and some missing beads or beads with some paint loss but nothing too obvious. One of the stitched eyes has broken but it could be easily repaired.