Adeline André was born in French Equatorial Africa and dreamed of a career as a fashion photographer. She arrived in Paris via London, where she enrolled at the prestigious École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. She then studied art and took studio sessions with Salvador Dalí. She began her career in the very thick of it. Together with Marc Bohan she assisted Christian Dior at the beginning of the 70s in working on the house’s haute couture collections. The sessions with surrealist Dalí ensured Adeline André from then on navigated the border region between art and fashion. She founded the Adeline André label in 1981. Since 1997 André has not only been an official Haute Couture Member, but indeed may also call herself an “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres”, a title she has more than earned with her countless costume pieces for contemporary theatre, the opera and dance. In the season of 2021/22 her work will be shown at Bayerisches Staatsballett in collaboration with choreographer Alexei Ratmansky.
Information as of 2022