REMEMBERING LILLY PULITZER
The master of cheerful prints, Lilly Pulitzer passed away yesterday at the age of 81.
It all started when she was just trying to disguise juice stains from her own dress from selling lemonade from her first husband’s orchards. So, she made a shift dress out of colorful shower curtains. The rest is history, when first lady Jackie Kennedy (eventually, her former classmate) was photographed for Life Magazine wearing one of Lilly’s design.
Even though she retired 30 years ago from her own label, her design team continues to paint colorful prints. Lilly Pulitzer’s last collaboration is with Estee Lauder for the Spring Summer 2013 collection and with Swarovski Elements for girls’ dresses.