1970s Deep Navy Blue & White Star Print Adolfo Knit Dress
Adolfo started his career under Balenciaga and like Halston, was a successful milliner before opening his own fashion house. He became know for his Chanel inspired suiting and knit pieces and as time as passed more and more vintage collectors really value and love his early work for both their quality and subtle quirkiness that sets his pieces apart from the more traditional houses the inspiration came from. This little dress is wonderful example of just that and is fascinating to see the recent resurgence of star print walk modern runways. It is made of a deep, deep navy blue woven knit with a stark white star design that runs over the fabric. The edges of the V neck and cuffs have a white trim design. I love the capped shoulders and forties feeling cut with its swinging little flared skirt. The waist is defined by a seam but set low - you could wear it low slung for a more almost 20s feel or belt it and create more of a blousing effect and shorter skirt length. Its a great little piece and has a really timeless feel to it. Presents as excellent condition but does have one small flaw to note below.
Unlined and closes at the back with a painted metal and nylon zipper. Very small padding aling the seam of the shoulder only. There is a small spot on the front that is visible only in certain lights and angles. I took a photo of it front he top and had the photo lightened a bit so you can see it. I would still wear the dress as is but it is priced accordingly. I suspect another round at the cleaners may get it out.
Bust: 17-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 19" from neck to waist
Skirt: 26" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.