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Adored & Remembered: Lilly Pulitzer

April 8, 2013

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Legendary designer Lilly Pulitzer has died at the age of 81.She was the queen of bright, fun patterns, and women across the country adore her designs.

According to AP and her brand's Facebook page, Lilly Pullitzer Rousseau passed away the morning of April 7, 2013 surrounded by her loved ones in Palm Beach, Florida. The legendary designer was 81 years old.

Her dresses were a sensation in the 1960's, and are still beloved today, because her designs are classics. This is a woman who has left a vibrant mark on this world.

Life is a party, dress like it. -- Lilly Pulitzer

Pulitzer told the Associated Press in 2009 that she designed whatever "struck [her] fancy" at the moment, from peacocks to fruit, to vegetables. She said she had little to no business sense at the beginning, but simply was having a ton of fun. As she started the line when she was young, it was targeted towards young women. The brand's current president says that they now target the "daughter and granddaughter of that original customer," though we see the brand worn and loved by all ages of women.

Lilly Pulitzer brought color and fun patterns to many of our lives, and we believe all are grateful to her for that. Her designs are timeless, and will be worn for generations to come.


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