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Adolfo

Adolfo began his career as a milliner and apprenticed at Balenciaga before moving to New York in 1948 to apprentice at Bergdorf Goodman. After receiving several awards for his hat designs, he opened his own millinery house in 1962 with a loan from Bill Blass. He began designing clothing for his models to wear while showing his hats and by the mid 1960s his celebrity clients ranged from the Duchess of Windsor, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Betsy Bloomingdale to Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Nancy Reagan who wore a red Adolfo dress, currently in the Smithsonian, to her husband’s second inaugural ball. In the 1960s Adolfo’s designs were playful and even flamboyant, though by the 1980s he was best known for his ladylike, Chanel-inspired cardigan suits.
Classic Red Knit Dress

Adolfo

Classic Red Knit Dress

$650.00
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Classic Red Knit Dress

Adolfo

Classic Red Knit Dress

$650.00

1970's Adolfo signature look red light weight boucle knit day dress. Ribbed collar, faux tabs on the cuffs and front pocket flaps. Lots of gold plated buttons add detail to this simple back zip dress. Fits like a US size 8-10. Dry cleaned and ready to wear.

Length 42" Bust 33" Waist 28" Hips 36"

Navy knitted dress with white piping detail

Adolfo

Navy knitted dress with white piping detail

$385.00
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Navy knitted dress with white piping detail

Adolfo

Navy knitted dress with white piping detail

$385.00

Beautifully knit Adolfo day dress from the 1970s. The entire dress is knit in a rich navy cotton blend and the classic dress shape holds perfectly with the smooth bodice transitioning into a gathered waistline and skirt. The sleeves, hem and collar are all knit with a white double line detail and the neckline finishes with three navy buttons and a knit drawstring with white tassels. The dress is in excellent condition with no holes.

Shoulder 16" | Sleeve 9" | Bust 33" | Waist 32" | Hips 46" | Length 44"

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Red and White Check Silk Shirt with Tie

Adolfo

Red and White Check Silk Shirt with Tie

$250.00
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Red and White Check Silk Shirt with Tie

Adolfo

Red and White Check Silk Shirt with Tie

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Great 1970s blouse with a monochromatic bright red houndstooth silk jacquard and a white checkered print. 3 buttons us front, key hole cut out at chest and a tie at neck. Tie can be knotted long, or into a bow. Excellent vintage condition.

Shoulder 21" | Sleeve 17" | Bust 40" | Waist 40" | Hips 40" | Length 24

Red Knit Chanel Inspired Suit

Adolfo

Red Knit Chanel Inspired Suit

$500.00
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Red Knit Chanel Inspired Suit

Adolfo

Red Knit Chanel Inspired Suit

$500.00

1970's classic red Adolfo knit suit with navy window pane pattern and adorable fringed edges. Over sized gold plated buttons trim the cuffs of the jacket and decorate the front of the skirt. Lots of give in this wool knit ensemble. Even the First Lady Nancy Reagan could not resist Adolfo's charming designs. Excellent vintage condition. 

Jacket:
Sleeve 23" |  Shoulder 15" |  Bust 34" |  Waist 31" |  Length 24.5"

Skirt:
Waist 26" |  Hips 36" |  Length 21"

 

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