Evening dress; of red silk and acrylic knit: halter neck, connects to dress with vertical fabric bands creating cut-outs on the upper-chest and back; sleeveless; fitted, floor length, sheath style dress; center back zipper.
Mrs. Wilkin wore this dress when she and her children were photographed by Chicago photographer, Art Shay, in their apartment overlooking Lake Shore Drive for the September 1978 issue of Town & Country.
Cuban born fashion designer, Adolfo began designing clothing in 1962. At the start, his aesthetic was more ornate and flamboyant, but by1969 he transitioned his style to focus on elegant and streamlined knitted suits, dresses and eveningwear. The designer once remarked that "an Adolfo lady should look simple, classic, and comfortable."