Mimi Di N belt or necklace circa 1974. Gold-toned discs of varying sizes are stamped and textured to represent sand dollars. Held together by chain links. Each disc is stamped "Mimi Di N 1974". Very versatile accessory.
Length: 36" Disc Height: 3/4-1"
About the designer-
Mimi di Niscemi was born in Palermo, Italy. She studied at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Arts which allowed her to work part-time for a jewelry manufacturer who produced Schiaparelli jewelry. Her skill afforded her the opportunity to work with Dutch silversmith Rudolph Broom at the Wichita Art Association. She won a scholarship to the School of Applied Arts in Paris. In the 1950s she formed a partnership with Arnold Scaasi and produced pieces marked Jewels by Scaasi. In 1959 she joined Robert DeMario but soon moved to the New York bead house Brania where she made jewels marked Brania/Mimi di N. She opened her own jewelry firm in 1960 in New York City. She is still in business. and her pieces are marked Mimi di N.
Vintage ensemble from Adolfo dates to the 1970's and is made of metallic gold lame fabric. Long-sleeved blouse has high neck with ruffled collar, center front neck tie, and covered button front closure. High-waisted palazzo pants have center back zipper. Both pieces are unlined. Approximate size 2-4.
Condition: Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
Bust: 36" Waist: 32" Across Shoulders: 13 1/2" Sleeve Length: 24 1/2" Center Back Length: 26 1/2"
Vintage maxi skirt from Adolfo for Saks Fifth Avenue dates to the 1970's and is made of patchwork navy velvet. Contrasting fabric features a graphic floral print. Soutache trim along patchwork. Wide waistband. Fully lined. Center back zippered closure with hooks and eyes at waistband.
No size label.
Measurements- Waist: 26- 26 1/2" Hip: Open Length: 43"