This skirt suit with a floral motif is gorgeous.
The jacket is beautifully constructed with eight panels of floral metallic brocade fabric with blue, black, and gold metallic threads with a low, front button closure. The skirt is fully lined. Side zipper with clasp and snap closure at the waist.
Excellent used condition.
1970's - 1980's
Made in the USA.
Dry clean only.
Free US shipping.
Adolfo Sardiña (born 15 February 1933), professionally known as Adolfo, is a Cuban-born American fashion designer who started out as a milliner in the 1950s. While chief designer for the wholesale milliners Emme, he won the Coty Award and the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award. In 1963 he set up his own salon in New York, firstly as a milliner, and then focusing on clothing.
Adolfo opened his first salon in New York in 1963.
In the summer of 1966 Adolfo had returned to Chanel to serve another unpaid apprenticeship, and would openly acknowledge her influence on his work. Adolfo's "Chanel jackets" and knit daywear became best-selling designs from the early 1970s onwards, and a design signature throughout his career.
In 1969 Adolfo won another Coty Award. That year, he started selling knitted dresses to the department stores Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.
His clients included the Duchess of Windsor, Nancy Reagan, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Barbara Walters, among others.
Adolfo became a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 1982.
In 1993, at the age of 60, Adolfo decided to retire from fashion design and rely on the income from his licensing agreements with various manufacturers.