Unique 1960s William De Lillo leather modern, yet earthy belt with metal details. Signed. The original owner purchased the item in the 60s and still had the original Paris shopping bag. This is at the least a rare belt, possibly couture. The style allows for multiple sizes to use the piece. Condition is as seen excellent with minimal wear to leather. 6ft 7″ L X 3″ W.
William de Lillo was a major vintage fashion jewelry designer from Belgium who immigrated to the Unites States. His jewelry was often one of a kind, couture, runway pieces, or limited edition. He worked with many exclusive clients producing such pieces. Those patrons include Elizabeth Taylor. During the 1950s he worked for Cartier, Harry Winston, and Tiffany. In 1967 he started the House of de Lillo with Robert F. Clark. Clark had formally designed for Miriam Haskell. While living in France the 1970s they continued to produce jewelry for fashion houses like Yves Saint Laurent and Schiaparelli.