The fabulous, Lilly Pulitzer married Peter Pulitzer and escaped the hustle and bustle of New York City for the sand and sun of Palm Beach. With your husband running the family orange groves why not start a juice stand?! Lilly started her new business venture in 1959, inspired by her colorful nature, the entrepreneur launched a line of brightly colored shift dresses covered in playful prints to disguise her juice stained dresses. Lilly Pulitzer the clothing label was born.
It wasn’t long before her “classic shift dress” shot to international fame when Lilly’s old schoolmate Jacqueline Kennedy was photographed wearing a “Lilly” while on vacation. Lilly Pulitzer became a hit in all of the country’s most fashionable resort towns, and soon ’60s style icons were wearing Lilly’s designs!
“Jackie wore one of my dresses – it was made from kitchen curtain material – and people went crazy. They took off like zingo. Everybody loved them, and I went into the dress business.” – Lilly
Fast-forward 50 years and Lilly Pulitzer prints are still a favorite for all that lead colorful lives! I think every girl needs a little “Lilly Pulitzer” in their life.