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Remembering Lilly Pulitzer

The woman who created printed dresses that radiated sunshine every day of the year passed away yesterday at 81.

By InStyle Magazine Apr 8, 2013 4:22PM
PHOTO: AP ImagesAfter moving to Palm Beach, Fla., in the late 1950s, Lilly Pulitzer was inspired to create the line after she opened a juice stand and needed clothes to cover juice stains — enter her iconic orange-slice-covered shifts, paisley prints and vacation clothes.  
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Since then, she’s launched baby clothes, stationery, shoes and sorority wear, and expanded her company into the empire it is today. ”Lilly was a true original who has brought together generations through her bright and happy mark on the world,” the company wrote on her Facebook page.

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InStyle couldn’t agree more we’ve featured Pulitzer’s name 60 times in our magazine, first in May 1996 with her mini daisy jeans and, most recently, last November in our Best of Web feature, where her products were featured in our spotlight on giftsthatgive.com ($1 out of every $5 spent goes to your favorite charity). She had three children.

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