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Adeline André born in Bangui, French Equatorial Africa, where her family mined gold and diamonds.
Although Parisian, she has Scottish roots and is the great-grand-daugther of the consructor of the first railway of Egypt
which links up Cairo to Luxor.
During her adolescence she dreamt of becoming a fashion photographer and left for London. Returning to Paris she
enrolled in the “École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne” (School of the Syndicate Chamber of Parisian
Couture). She took fine art lessons given by Salvador Dali at the Meurice Hotel and entered in 1970 at Christian Dior
working next to Marc Bohan as an assistant for the Haute Couture collections.
In 1981 she met Stevan Dohar, a Hungarian architect and with the financial help of their friend Nicolas Puech-Hermès
they decided to launch ADELINE ANDRÉ. August 27th of the same year Adeline André registrated the original pattern
of her first 'three -sleeve-hole' garment at the I.N.P.I. (National Institute of Industrial Property) in Paris and February
26th 1982 at the W.I.P.O. (World Intellectual Property Organization) in Geneva. Among other works by Adeline André,
'three-sleeve-hole' garments are also part of museum collections like the French Musée de la Mode in Paris, the F.I.T.
(Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York and recently the new Fashion Museum in Lisbon.
Adeline André's first show, a ready-to-wear collection for Fall-Winter 83/84 was held at the Daniel Templon Gallery in
Paris March 16th 1983. Staged within a grand painting-set by Gérard Garouste the guests, wearing the garments, posed
for giant Polaroid shots. The label ADELINE ANDRÉ has been officially registrated in Paris November 15th1983 at
Up until March 1987 Adeline André presented her collections in places that had never before been used for fashion
shows, the “Cour Vitrée” of the National School