VINTAGE '80s LILLIE RUBIN GEORGE F. COUTURE RED & BLACK PLEATED EVENING GOWN / SUIT /OUTFIT- PERFECT FOR VALENTINE'S DAY
Lillie rubin was founded in 1946 in miami, florida. They are a specialty clothing chain, selling primarily special occasion and evening dresses. In 1990, the company was bought by cache' who added a sportswear line. There are currently 28 lillie rubin stores in the us.
I have several evening dresses by george f. Couture with the same type of pleating which came from neiman marcus so not only is lillie rubin expensive but george f. Couture is as well & they were sold only in most expensive & finest stores
The shade of red is a lipstick red with some ruby which is fabulous & not the shade shown in the photos - just a gorgeous jewel-tone of ruby red - my camera does not take good photos of red - it does not have orange tones in it as the photos do - the evening outfit consists of a gorgeous evening jacket with matching long skirt which gives the appearance of a dress with a jacket when on - the jacket has horizontal tiny pleats with a black velvet & metallic gold cording intertwined around the neckline & bottom of jacket
There is a large velvet & gold frog with a gold oriental braided love knot for closure - big snaps underneath - smaller snaps on wrists - velvet insert on jacket snaps with tiny snaps on one side - shoulder pads which could be removed wish
Jacket is completely lined - long black skirt has vertical sharp tiny knife pleats with an elastic waist & could be worn with many evening sweaters & blouses in addition to the lovely red pleated jacket - ruffley lettuce leaf hem - just a stunning evening outfit which be striking for a formal occasion & especially around christmas time
Designer: lillie rubin for george f. Couture - new york
Fabric: no tag but it is beautiful with a sheen & very luxurious & silky
Sleeve from neck 29-¼
Waist 26 - 40 stretched tight
Skirt 37 - 50 stretched tight
Condition: very good - store mark on label in jacket
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