RIP to one of the most original prepsters…your memory will live on, vibrantly!
Originally posted on The Daily South:
Farewell, Lilly. We were saddened to learn about the passing of the grand dame of Palm Beach, Lilly Pulitzer (age 81) over the weekend. We love a lady who doesn’t cry over spilled milk juice, but instead turns it into a fashion empire. You see, she originally created her signature bold print shifts as a way to camouflage citrus fruit stains, a pesky occupational hazard of owning an orange juice stand. Soon the O.J. business gave way to a Technicolor clothing line–a must-have for the preppy set since the 1960s.
Here in the South we’re especially happy-go-Lilly. The whimsical frocks make a perfect pairing for the casual, but dressed-to-the-nines lifestyle we embrace in these parts. (Not to mention the crisp cotton fabrics help us keep our cool during unbearably hot summer shindigs.)