Adeline André

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Adeline André
Born 1949 (age 68–69)
Bangui, French Equatorial Africa
Nationality French
Education Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne
Occupation fashion designer
Years active 1966-
Label(s) Adeline André
Christian Dior

Adeline André (pronounced [a.də.lin an.dʁe], born in 1949) is a French fashion designer and the head of one of the ten haute couture design houses in Paris.[1]

Early life[edit]

She was born in Bangui, French Equatorial Africa in 1949 and studied at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. After her graduation in 1970 she entered the House of Christian Dior as an assistant for Haute Couture collections, working next Marc Bohan.


In 1981 she formed her own designer House Adeline André. That same year she also registered her most famous fashion innovation, the "three sleeve holes" at the French National Industrial Property Institute and 1982 at the World Intellectual Property Organization. Examples of this three sleeve holes garment are in the collections of French Fashion Museum, Palais Galliera in Paris, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the Fashion and Design Museum in Lisbon.[citation needed]

In May 1997, Adeline André became an 'invited member' of the Syndicate Chamber of Parisian Haute Couture and a 'permanent member' since January 2005. She is currently the head designer at the fashion house that bears her name. Adeline André also teaches color at her alma mater, participates in gallery and museum exhibitions, and designs costumes for ballet, opera and theater.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Ladylike Lagerfeld". The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 January 2005. 

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