New York City-born Adele Simpson (1903-95) founded Adele Simpson Inc. in 1944, having worked for Ben Gershel and William Bass. In her twenties she was said to be one of the highest-paid designers in New York. Her clothes were worn by three American First Ladies: Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Barbara Bush. Adele Simpson produced costume jewelry to accessorize her clothing for a short time during the late 1940s and 1950s. Her unusual pieces were made in sterling silver or gold-plated metal, set with pave rhinestones, faceted crystals, and faux pearls, and were expensive at the time.
Book: by Judith Miller  —
, Octopus Publishing Group Ltd., London — Adele Simpson: [Page 192].
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