BNWT $298 LILLY PULITZER Willa Pink Embroidery DRESS 10

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  • Sold Date: Apr 12, 2009
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BNWT $298 LILLY PULITZER Willa Pink Embroidery DRESS 10
Brand New with Tags ~Lilly Pulitzer Willa Halter Dress in Phipps Pink Vinkavine Embroidery US Size 10 ~A delightful halter design in cool, cotton lawn with allover embroidered eyelet. Dress features neck tie straps. Back zip with hook and eye closure. Elastic edge on back ensures proper fit. Fully lined.

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~It all started with a juice stand in Palm Beach. Lilly, a young, sassy New York socialite had eloped with Peter Pulitzer, grandson of the Pulitzer Prize's Joseph Pulitzer and settled in Palm Beach to live the life of the rich and famous. Peter owned several Florida citrus groves, but Lilly needed a project of her own. So in the late 1950's, with Peter's produce, she opened a juice stand on Via Mizner, just off Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. Lilly Pulitzer's business was a hit, but squeezing oranges, lemons, limes, and pink grapefruit made a mess of her clothes. Realizing that she needed a juice stand uniform, Lilly asked her dressmaker to design a dress that would camouflage the stains. The result? A comfortable sleeveless shift made of bright, colorful printed cotton - pink, green, yellow and orange. The dress even had custom dressmaker details like lining and lace seam bindings. It was perfect
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