A leader in the postwar fashion boom, Adele Simpson was known for taking French couture an American ready-to-wear interpretation. Pat Nixon, Barbara Bush and Lady Bird Johnson were fans, along with retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Bonwit Teller.
Color coordinated dresses and jackets and chic coats were some of her more popular pieces. Prior to becoming a designer, Simpson was a child vaudeville performer, sharing the stage with the likes of Milton Berle. She died in 1995, at the age of 91.
Shown above is a 1950′s floral print cocktail dress in vibrant shades of coral, red, pink and green. Visit 1stdibs for more information.