Lilly Pulitzer: 5 Facts About the Woman Who Led a Fashion Rebellion

Posted on 04/8/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyFashion entrepreneur Lilly Pulitzer, who died on April 7 at age 81in Miami, proved that simplicity can be stylish. In the early 1960s, she popularized the tropical print shift, a colorful version of a rudimentary design — the sleeveless sheath — that was the first dress every American girl who took home economics in high school was taught to make. What distinguished Pulitzer’s shifts was the startlingly bright hues and playful patterns of the fabric, which Pulitzer had custom-produced for …