Adolfo started his career under Balenciaga and like Halston he was a successful milliner before opening his own fashion house. He became know for his Chanel inspired suiting and beaded pieces. Adolfo often did custom work for his clients who ranged from the Duchess of Windsor, to Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Gloria Vanderbilt and Nancy Reagan. He even won a Coty Award in 1969. I love his work and this is a gorgeous set.
When worn together the pieces have the feel of a dress. But being three separate pieces you have the versatility to wear them with other items you already own and really extend the life of them. All three pieces are made out out of a light weight silk lame that has gold metallic thread running through the fabric. The silk of the sleeveless tank top combines two shades of gold. The skirt has that same gold set as a wide band around the hem. Then the body of the skirt is a gorgeous purple silk. Onto the purple is a wavy design in a gold and a metallic green. The green especially catches the light with the smallest movement and it is fabulous. The skirt is fitted at the waist with a gold bad of fabric and then widens out as it nears the hem. Depending on your height this should fall at a mini length. It also comes with its original gold tie belt that is finished with long purple silk cord and tassels. This is one of those pieces that is even better in person. Excellent condition.
The top is unlined and the skirt has a second interior layer of the gold silk lame. The top buttons at the back of the neck with a fabric covered button and the skirt closes with a zipper and hook & eye at the waist. Pockets on the hip of the skirt. The top is bias cut so has some give.
Bust: 16-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 19.5" from shoulder to hem
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 38" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.