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Giorgio di Sant’Angelo (1936-1989) shot to fame in 1968, when Diana Vreeland chose him to create clothing for the model Veruschka on a fashion shoot in the Arizona desert. He continued to create rich, unstructured clothing, with multicultural influences.
In the 1970s, Sant’Angelo designed leotards, bodysuits, and wrap dresses in bright, boldly-patterned stretch jersey. The sophisticated business wear he later produced is less desirable to collectors.
In 1976, Sant’ Angelo dropped the “di” from his name and his label, so labels with the “di” date to 1976 or earlier. This does not apply to licensed labels such as Sant Angelo Knits, Sant Angelo for Samuel Roberts, and Sant Angelo for 4 U 2, which date from the early 1970s.
“American women were wearing stiff boxes with zippers up the back as dresses. I thought it was time for them to loosen up. Why not be gypsies?” Giorgio Sant’Angelo, 1978.
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from a 1970s velvet & satin pantsuit
from a 1970s dress
from a 1970s knit dress
from a 1970s ethnic knit outfit
from a 1970s red leather coat
from a late 1970s disco top
a 1980s licensed label
from a 1980s dress
from a 1980s jacket
from an early 1990s jacket
a 1990s licensed label