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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"

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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