Renowned fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer died yesterday at 81, as reported by her company’s Facebook page. Pulitzer passed away in Palm Beach, Florida where she had been residing and is still well known for her fashionable floral designs.
Pulitzer shot into fame after designing a dress using kitchen curtain fabric for first lady Jacqueline Kennedy who was her schoolmate. Pulitzer also released a book titled ‘Essentially Lily: A Guide to Colorful Entertaining’ where she explained that that particular dress catapulted her into the limelight and people loved the dress which then started her off in the dress business.
While operating a Palm Beach orange juice stand, Pulitzer designed cotton shirts for herself which were colorful, comfortable to work in and comfortable. Soon, her customers wanted similar shirts and she began selling them the shirts out of the juice stand. Pulitzer then designed an informal collection of dresses aptly called ‘Lillys.’ Pulitzer then started designing clothes for girls as well as men's sportswear.
On her company, Lilly Pulitzer, Facebook page a status broke the news about her death saying that she had passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones and family in Palm beach. Her cause of death has, however, still not been disclosed.