Lilli Ann wool tweed mini coat, 1960s
Lilli Ann, the San Francisco company started in the 1930s by Adolph Schuman, was synonymous with beautifully designed suits and coats. Schuman purchased the fabrics in France, which is why the label for this American company reads "Lilli Ann/Paris."
The coat is made from wool tweed woven with a graphic black-and-white plaid and is lined with black satin. The sleeves have wide, dark brown mink cuffs. The coat closes in front with large, self-covered buttons and self-bound buttonholes and has set-in welt pockets. The scarf collar can be worn tied or open. The raglan sleeves are comfortable and easy to wear.
The wool coat has again become very fashionable. In March, 2008 a stylish wool coat was the centerpiece of Carla Sarkozy's brilliant fashion offensive in England. When the wife of the French Prime Minister stepped off the plane in the UK (her husband was hardly noticed), she was wearing a soft gray wool coat with a narrow black belt, black gloves, the new Dior ‘Babe’ handbag, and flat ballet pumps.
The condition is almost excellent. It is clean and ready to wear.
The size is marked Petite.
It measures: 42" bust, 44" waist, 48" hip, 22" sleeve length, and 38" from shoulder to hem.