Sunday, April 7, 2013

Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau

Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau or better know to most as Lilly Pulitzer, was a socialite and fashion designer. She is best known for founding Lilly Pulitzer Inc, which produces clothes, accessories, shoes, and other items. The bright colors, floral prints, and other designs that could only be Lilly, make her products easy and unmistakable to spot.
Lilly Lee McKim {Lilly Pulitzer} was born to Robert and Lillian McKim in Roslyn, New York on November 10, 1931. She went on to attend the college-finishing school Finch College in New York City, but left after one semester to work as a midwife’s assistant in West Virginia and a volunteer at the Veterans Hospital in the Bronx. In 1950, she eloped with Herbert Pulitzer Jr. Lilly and Herbert had three children, Peter, Minnie, and Liza. Lilly later divorced Herbert in 1969. Shortly after her divorce she married Enrique Rousseau. 
Lilly Pulitzer opened up a juice stand in Palm Beach Florida where she decided to make colorful dresses to hide the stains. After Lilly’s old schoolmate, First Lady Jackie Kennedy, was photographed wearing a Lilly Pulitzer dress on vacation; everyone wanted a dress designed by Lilly Pulitzer.
Lillian Lee McKim Pulitzer Rousseau {Lilly Pulitzer} passed away earlier today at her South County Road residence. Lilly Pulitzer clothing and other products are still popular till this day, especially in the South.
Lilly Pulitzer
November 10, 1931 – April 7, 2013

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