Adolfo, Designer Who Dressed Nancy Reagan, Dies at 98

Adolfo, who began as a milliner and took inspiration from Chanel, was also a favorite of New York society women.

Adolfo, who achieved international fashion fame as one of Nancy Reagan’s favorite designers during her years as first lady and who dressed many of society’s most prominent women for almost three decades, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan He was 98.

The death was confirmed by Joann Palumbo, his lawyer. She also confirmed his age, although numerous sources give his birth year as 1933, which would have made him 88.

The designer’s surname was Sardiña, but he never used it professionally and was always known simply as Adolfo. Although he

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