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1970s Adolfo Velvet + Rhinestone Evening Sheath Dress- M/L

Regular price $189.00
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1970s Adolfo Velvet + Rhinestone Evening Sheath Dress- M/L

Fabulous, vintage, velvet sheath dress with rhinestone and stud encrusted trim, made by Adolfo New York. The rhinestone trim spans the collar, cuffs and hemline. Practically nil-and-voiding the need for hefty jewelry or accessorizing! The velvet is so luscious and soft and this piece just falls so well. Even though it was a bit large for me, I would still wear it with perhaps a black tassel belt to cinch the waist.

Size: M/L

Ptp: up to 44”

Sts: approx 18” open

L: 39”

Designer’s History:

Adolfo (Sardina) (1933-2021) began his career as a milliner. After an apprenticeship with Balenciaga as a teenager, he moved to New York in 1948 and became an apprentice milliner at Bergdorf Goodman. He worked as a designer for milliner Erik Braagaard in the early 1950s and in 1953 was named head designer at Emme, where he received two awards for his millinery designs—a Coty “young designer” award in 1955, and a Neiman Marcus award, shared with Emme, in 1959. Later that year, he opened his own millinery house with a $10,000 loan from Bill Blass.