This weekend we lost a great fashion icon Lilly Pullizter.
In the late 1950s, the Palm Beach socialite had time to spare and a wealthy husband who owned citrus groves, so she opened an orange juice stand just off the island’s main shopping street. Pulitzer needed to hide all the juice stains on her clothes, though. Instead of just putting on an apron, she asked her seamstress to make some sleeveless dresses in colorful fruit prints, and a fashion staple was born.
One of the funnest things I read about her…. Lilly Pulitzer hosted parties in her bare feet and wasn’t afraid to get a little messy — just as long as she looked good and had fun, too. What a great way to experience life!
Lilly’s clothing was very traditional in style and was full of vibrant colors and patterns and resembled a Florida holiday. Her staple item was her shift dress, but her fashions expanded to swimsuits, country club attire, children’s clothing, a home collection and a limited selection of menswear.
She brought Palm Beach Chic into our homes.
“Style isn’t just about what you wear, it’s about how you live. We focus on the best, fun and happy things, and people want that. Being happy never goes out of style.” she said. Pulitzer said in 2004.
You can read more and celebrate the life of Lilly Pulitzer here.