Absolutely stunning and extremely rare ADOLFO NEW YORK beaded jacket and pants form the 1960's era.The detailing on this jacket is exquisite and look at the diamond like buttons...you just don't get that kind of detailing anymore unless it's a couture piece! Please note this is a vintage garment and has some wear and tear on collar and under arms as well as sleeve trim as shown in picures, pants are flawless!!!
Adolfo was born on 15 Feb. 1933 in Havana, Cuba. He worked first as a milliner, then trained at Chanel and Balenciaga. He immigrated to New York in 1948, and became an assistant to a milliner.
In 1953, he became chief designer for Emme, a wholesale millinery company. Adolfo received a Coty Fashion Award in 1953, for his innovative and dramatic millinery designs.
He returned to Paris to apprentice at the House of Chanel, to sharpen his skills in couture. In 1963, with financial assistant from fellow designer Bill Blass, he opened a millinery house under his own name, Adolfo Inc. In the 1970s and 1980s, his collections were based on knitted Chanel-styled suits and dresses that appealed to a conservative, high-end market.
In 1993, Adolfo closed his custom workroom to concentrate on his licensing business. In the early 1970s Adolfo produced a series of knits inspired by Chanel's famous tweed suits.
No size tag jacket measures:
Length from top to bottom 24 inches approx
Width from underarm to underarm 17 inches
Waist about 15 inches
Sleeve length about 22 inches approx.
Length 37 inches long
Elsticated waist 14 inches but extra room with elastic
Hips 17 inches approx.
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