November 15, 2012

Style Icons: Lilly Pulitzer

In honor of Lilly's 81st birthday last week, the "Queen of Prep" is the newest addition to my Style Icons series.

Early Years & The Peak of Success

After marrying Peter Pulitzer, Lilly set-up a grown up orange juice stand, wearing an old shower curtain as a bright shift dress.
A Life magazine reporter snapped Jacqueline Kennedy wearing a Lilly dress, and the rest is history.

Lilly is Revitalized
In 1984, Lilly retired, but in 1993 the company was purchased by Sugartown Worldwide Inc. She is still involved with creative aspects of the business.
Lilly's patterns are always fun bright colors, there might even be a color for your sorority!

Fun Fact
Lilly's shift dresses were originally sold at her Palm Beach fruit stand for $22.50, if only they cost that today! 
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