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  • Navy knitted dress with white piping detail
  • Navy knitted dress with white piping detail
  • Navy knitted dress with white piping detail
  • Navy knitted dress with white piping detail
  • 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"

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.

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