Lilly’s Story

Posted on October 24, 2010 in by

What is a 21 year-old girl named Lilly to do after she’s just eloped?

Lilly married Peter Pulitzer and escaped the hustle and bustle of New York City for the sun and sand of Palm Beach? With your husband running the family orange groves, why not start a juice stand?

And that is just what Lilly did back in 1959, but her new business venture soon gave her a closet full of juice-stained clothes. Inspired by the colorful nature of her newly dyed wardrobe, Lilly launched a line of brightly colored shift dresses covered in playful prints. It wasn’t long before her dresses became a hit in all of the country’s most fashionable resort towns, and soon ’60s style icons like Jackie Kennedy were wearing Lilly’s designs.

Fast-forward 50 years, and Lilly Pulitzer prints are still a favorite for all those people that lead colorful lives.