Yesterday, fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer passed away at the age of 81. According to the Lilly Pulitzer website, Pulitzer’s famous “Lilly dress” became a phenomenon when Pulitzer’s former classmate, Jacqueline Kennedy, was photographed wearing one of her dresses whilst on vacation.
As Pulitzer once said, “Jackie wore one of my dresses — it was made from kitchen curtain material — and people went crazy. They took off like zingo. Everybody loved them, and I went into the dress business.”