Vintage Ladies Tweed Knit Sweater Suit Oscar De La Renta 1970s Small

$ 150.00 $ 299.00

Lovely fine wool knit 2 piece vintage sweater suit is comprised of a short cream, beige, gray and brown vertical knit sweater top with a button front ( gold tone buttons) I love the tonally matched braided trim on the curved front. The beige pull on pleated skirt is unlined and an A line style with a covered elastic waist. Label is "Adolfo at Saks Fifth Ave"- indicating top quality. This label was used in the early 1970s. Adolfo knits are very much like top of the line St. John knits.

TOP Marked Size: none

 

  • Bust: 38”

 

 

  • Shoulder: 15”

 

 

  • Sleeve from shoulder: 26”

 

 

  • Sleeve from underarm: 17.5”

 

 

  • Length (shoulder to hem): 21.5”

 

SKIRT Marked Size: none

 

  • Waist: 26”-31”

 

 

  • Hips: free

 

 

  • Length (waist to hem): 25.5”

 

CONDITION: Excellent. Some history about the designer: Adolfo (Sardina) (b. 1933) began his career in millinery at Bergdorf Goodman in 1948. His first label was Adolfo of Emme, which was produced 1951-1958. In 1962 he started his own millinery house with money he borrowed from Bill Blass. Some of his hats during the early 1960s were designed to accompany the clothing of Norman Norell. He started making clothes in 1962 because he wanted the dresses his models wore to show his hats to complement the hats. He then began making clothes for a good friend, Gloria Vanderbilt. Before long, he was in the dressmaking business. By the 1980s, he was known mainly for his ladylike knit suits, which were favored by Nancy Reagan. Adolfo retired in 1993. Adolfo Atelier was a licensed line introduced in 1985. It was a lower priced line of suits and sportswear that sold for $100-$200. The trademark was canceled in 1996. Written by Lizzie Bramlett