Designer Lilly Pulitzer passed away yesterday at the age of 81.
Lilly Pulitzer was one of those labels that early on in my vintage hunting career was one of those top labels you knew were a real score when you snagged one. Lilly's fun prints and great preppy vibes were always a hit on the online action circuit. It's been quite a few years since I've picked up a vintage Lilly in a thrift shop so it goes to show that the masses were totally picking up on the labels value.
[caption id="attachment_3183" align="aligncenter" width="440"] Lilly Pulitzer, the fashion designer known for her tropical print dresses, in Palm Beach, Fla., circa 1955.[/caption]
Reading Lilly's New York Times obituary, there's one line that just crushed my soul as a vintage lover - "Although Ms. Pulitzer occasionally consulted with the company in recent years, once she retired, she threw out most of her archives and went on with her life, quite privately, in Palm Beach." Ahhhh, that's heartbreaking.
[caption id="attachment_3184" align="aligncenter" width="440"] Vintage 80's Dress, LILLY PULITZER Novelty Print Mini Dress by luvofvintage[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3185" align="aligncenter" width="440"] 1970s Floral Maxi Skirt / Lilly Pulitzer Inspired by DollyMaeVintage[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3186" align="aligncenter" width="440"] Vintage LIZA by LILLY PULITZER Wrap Skirt by GreenandGroovy[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3187" align="aligncenter" width="440"] Vintage Lilly Pulitzer Dress / 1960s Ruffled Sundress Pale Yellow Pink Peach Sherbet by zestvintage[/caption]