This wonderful example of Adolfo's eye for design features an interesting textured knit in which some of the yarn is looser than others to give an "exposed" look about it. It is decorated with designer cording around the hem, pockets, sleeves, and collar (see image detail). The fit is relaxed with lightly padded broad shoulders. The pencil skirt features similar details as the top and has an elastic waist band. All topped off with gold buttons. Wear them together or separately.
Fun Fact: Despite Adolfo's expansive contributions to knitwear, he actually got his start as millinery and won a Coty Award for his hats in 1955.
Adolfo was a Cuban born American fashion designer who began as a milliner in the 1950's. He was an apprentice at The House of Chanel and The House of Balenciaga until his friend Bill Blass gave him a loan and he opened his Millinery house in 1963. He went on to design couture garments in the 1970's and 1980's.
Jacket Measurements Skirt Measurements
Length: 22" Length: 26"
Bust: 36" Waist: 28"
Waist: 32" Hips: 38"
Martha Weathered imported fabrics and owned a boutique in Chicago. This is one of her suits she had designed and made of beautiful black Persian lamb with large sable trim. The jacket has three quarter length sleeves and gorgeous large black sable trim collar and hem. Persian Lamb wrap skirt closes at side with large black buttons. *Geraldine is embroidered in the jacket but can be covered with a pocket at your local furrier or tailor.
Modern size 2-4
Skirt: W 27, H 36, L 25
*All MRS Couture garments have been professionally cleaned and thoroughly checked before shipping, so that they are ready to wear upon arrival.
Dramatic two piece skirt and top ensemble by Carol Antell! The ensemble includes a fabulous fuchsia pink silk overlayed with black horse hair and black lace making up a stripped pattern. The circle skirt is structured with horsehair, can stand upright on it's own, and bounces wonderfully when worn. The black velvet bustier top features a sweetheart neckline with halter support, and has boning. The set is sensational. Zipper closures.
Skirt is 32" long and a circle skirt. Bustier: Bust 36", Waist 24"