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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.
Black Knit Evening Suit with Art Deco Inspired Beading

Adolfo

Black Knit Evening Suit with Art Deco Inspired Beading

$995.00
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Black Knit Evening Suit with Art Deco Inspired Beading

Adolfo

Black Knit Evening Suit with Art Deco Inspired Beading

$995.00

1970s Adolfo black wool knit evening suit. Covered completely in vertical tonal black jet tube beads on both jacket and skirt. Jacket is embellished with stunning silver and emerald green art deco inspired beading at collar, down front and at cuffs. The silver and green adds the perfect pop of colour and glitz. Small shoulder pads that can be easily removed. Three black buttons down front with button loops. Straight, high waisted skirt with elastic waist. Beautiful workmanship in the original hand beading. In excellent vintage condition, minor loss of beading, hard to see. What a jacket to wear over jeans or black pants!

Jacket: Sleeve 22" Shoulder 20" Bust 38" Waist 36" Hips 38" Length 24"

Skirt: Waist 24" Hips 34" Length 23"

Floral 3D Vest

Adolfo

Floral 3D Vest

$1,600.00
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Floral 3D Vest

Adolfo

Floral 3D Vest

$1,600.00

Extremely rare and unique one of a kind 1970s Adolfo cropped vest. Black netting covered with beautiful flower appliques. Fastens at bust with hook and large black ribbons. Show stopping piece, a real work of art. Excellent vintage condition.

Bust 36" Length 16"

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"

 

Red Knit Dress

Adolfo

Red Knit Dress

$650.00
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Red Knit Dress

Adolfo

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"

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