Picture hat

Designer Adolfo American
Designer Emme, Inc.

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Born in Cuba, Adolfo Sardina began his fashion career in New York in the early 1950s. He gained prominence as a hat designer with Emme, and opened his own studio in 1962. Two years later he expanded his business to include couture, establishing a reputation for quality workmanship and elegance.

Hats were a necessary accessory for everyday wear at the time this was made. The gorgeous color and rippling brim create a commanding presence.

Picture hat, Adolfo (American, born Cuba, Cárdenas 1923–2021 New York), silk, American

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