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The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of vintage fashion.
The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international community of people with expertise in vintage fashion. VFG members enjoy a wealth of resources, avenues for promoting their shops and specialties, and camaraderie with others who share a common interest and passion.
Albertina Giubbolini (1921-2009) founded her atelier in Rome in 1952 and began showing her work in 1957 at showcases in the Pitti Palace. By the 1960s her reputation was firmly established, selling to high end boutiques in Paris and London as well as Saks, Lord and Taylor and Bloomingdales in the US. She was referred to by the fashion press as the “Magician of Knitwear” and the “Italian Chanel”. Her clients included Gloria Swanson, Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, Lana Turner and Liv Ulmann. In the 1980s, twelve examples of her work became part of the Permanent Collection of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The brand still exists today and continues to produce high-end fashion knitwear.
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Courtesy of Enrico Quinto and Paolo Tinarelli collection
from a 1950s sweater
from a mid 1960s wool suit
from a mid 1960s knitted wool coat