Strict and sensual elegance
American designer of Cuban origin ,whose work is distinguished by a strict and at the same time sensual elegance gleaned designer during work at the Parisian houses of haute couture. Adolfo repeatedly became the winner of professional awards, including `Coty Fashion Award` in 1955 and the 1969 and ` Neiman Marcus Award` in 1956. He was a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (Council of Fashion Designers of America).
Adolfo Sardinha was born February 15, 1933 in Cardenas, Cuba (Cardenas, Cuba), the seaport on the north coast of the island. His family belonged to the hereditary lawyers middle class expectedthat over time, Adolfo joined the family law firm. His mother died when he was born and raised Adolfo aunt had a deep passion for Parisian fashion. She inspired her nephew and supported his decision to try his hand, making a career in the fashion industry - thanks to her he was then in Paris (Paris).In 1948 he emigrated to the United States (United States) and ended up in New York (New York City).
In 1958, when he was 25 years old, Adolfo became an American citizen. In Havana (Havana), he studied at the Jesuit school of St. Ignatius of Loyola (St. Ignacious de Loyola Jesuit School).After high school, Sardinha military service in the US Navy.
He never studied design in special schools and learned the secrets of craft experience. Adolfo began his career as an apprentice hatter workshops department `Bergdorf Goodman` in 1948, and in 1950 moved to the post-war Paris,which reigned in the streets of a new style of `new look`, embodies the triumph of femininity, and makes a woman look like a precious flower.
Two years spent in workshops Adolfo Cristobal Balenciaga (Cristobal Balenciaga), and in the second half of the 50s, in 1956-1957, was unpaid internships in the fashion house `Chanel`.From 1951 to 1958 he created under the name Adolfo hats for `Emme`, becoming in 1953 its chief designer. Having acquired the necessary experience in Paris, Sardinia returned to New York and opened in 1962 his own shop. Later, the range has expanded, and millinery salon turned into a full-fledged fashion house, create custom women`s clothing ,to which then joined a line of clothing for men, `Adolfo Menswear`, for which in 1978 was followed by a collection of scarves ` Adolfo Scarves`. In the same year Adolfo launched his own perfume line. One of his most famous clients of this period was the first lady Nancy Reagan (Nancy Reagan).In 1993, with clothes customization was finally finished, closed shops - the new time required different speeds and volumes - and fashion focused on the activities of `Adolfo Enterprises`.
In 1995 came the debut collection of `Castleberry`.Already in 1971 at London`s Victoria and Albert Museum (Victoria and Albert Museum) held one of his first exhibitions. Currently, Adolfo garments from collections are kept and exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) in New York ; at the Smithsonian Institution (Smithsonian Institution) in Washington,District of Columbia (Washington, DC); at the Museum of Art Dallas (Dallas Museum of Art); and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)