Ensembles/Gowns by Adolfo, circa 1970
Here at Bustown Modern, we are forever a champion of the 60's/70's work of designer Adolfo Sardina. His work from this period is a beautiful exploration of sumptuous fabrics + furs -- silks, metallic brocades, quilted velvets, sable + mink -- along with impeccable construction + extravagant forms. As a designer, he often gets a bad rap. His later St John-style/santana knit rut from the 70s + 80s clouds the public's eye from his previously brilliant work.
Ensemble by Adolfo Sardina, c.1967.
The Darnell Collection of International Vintage Couture, Newcastle Gallery
Curator Charlotte Smith with the Darnell Collection of International Vintage Couture, Newcastle Gallery
We are pleased to offer this museum worthy (as seen above) example of Adolfo Sardina at his best. Stunning vintage late 1960s/early 70s Adolfo red velvet top. SUCH an amazing and rare, museum quality find! Cherry red velvet with off the shoulder high scoop neck and MASSIVE quilted bell sleeves. Woven ethnic patterned ribbon trim. Metal zipper in back. Fully lined in silk. Excellent vintage condition. Best fits size M.
Available at http://www.bustownmodern.com.