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The pair behind Mingolini Gugenheim was tailor Sergio Mingolini (b. Florence) and designer Carlo Gugenheim (b. Naples, 1913). After opening a successful boutique in Capri in 1948, they added an atelier in Piazza de Spagna in Rome. Mingolini prided himself on sustaining the tradition of building dresses on a mannequin, without a pattern. In 1960, Mingolini-Gugenheim started a ready-to-wear line. Following the untimely 1968 death of Mingolini, the operation ceased.
Among those who wore Mingolini Gugenheim were Babe Paley and Jackie Kennedy.
Written by denisebrain
Courtesy of Augusta Auctions
from a 1958-1962 ballgown