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Albert Nipon

The chic fashion label Albert Nipon began in 1954 as a maternity-wear company founded by married couple Albert and Pearl Nipon in their native city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pearl, who’d been cutting and sewing fabric since she was a child, had previously run a dress shop with her sister before marrying Albert in 1953. When she was pregnant, Pearl found that the available clothes for expectant mothers “looked just terrible,” as she told WWD in 1974, so she decided to design her own line. Called Ma Mère, their company grew into a successful enterprise, eventually home to more than 100 stores nationwide. In the early 1970s, the couple decided to sell the maternity business to focus on a high-end women’s fashion label they named Albert Nipon. Pearl maintained the role of couturier, and her natural elegance and flair for fashion design helped make Albert Nipon an enduring success.

At the time of Albert Nipon’s founding, pantsuits and separates were in fashion. Despite this, the Nipons chose to focus on dresses. Pearl and Albert knew that their dresses — with their woven and natural fibers, intricate details and chic European sensibility — were unlike others on the market. The label would become known for its use of pussycat bows, elegant collars, cuffs, tucks and pleats. Their risk paid off, and at its peak Albert Nipon was generating $60 million in annual dress sales.

Celebrities such as Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara Walters and Rosalynn Carter wore Albert Nipon’s designs, and major retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Lord & Taylor carried the house’s dresses. Pearl Nipon’s instinctive sense of what women wanted their clothes to look like — stylish, feminine, comfortable and with unusual detailing — made Albert Nipon one of the most popular labels of its time.

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Designer: Albert Nipon
Albert Nipon Ostrich Feather Dress
By Albert Nipon
Located in Waterford, MI
Black cocktail dress. Ostrich feather skirt. Beaded trim. Wide neckline. Zipper on back. Rayon and acetate. Lined. Made in USA. *Condition: excellent vintage condition. No visible fl...
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1980s Albert Nipon

Vintage Albert Nipon 1970s Pleated Brown Semi Sheer Dress With Bow
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This lovely vintage Albert Nipon brown pleated crepe dress is from the late 1970's. The dress is semi sheer and it can be worn over a slip or shapewear. The dress closes with fabric ...
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1970s European Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Vintage Black Velvet Lace Dress 1970s Victorian Renaissance Ruffles
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This 1970's vintage Albert Nipon Victorian renaissance evening dress is really amazing. This beautiful satin faced black velvet dress has a built in satin and tulle slip underneath...
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1970s American Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Black Silk Chiffon Dress w Knife Pleated Skirt
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
We have always loved vintage Albert Nipon dresses. Designed by his wife Pearl, they are just as relevant today as they were in the 1970's and 1980's when they were made! We love that...
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1970s American Albert Nipon

1980s Albert Nipon Black Satin Dress w/ Rhinestone Buttons
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is a fun 1980s Albert Nipon black dress with a 1940s flair. It has a matte finish with satin raglan sleeves and back. The back closes with large rhinestone button closures with ...
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1980s Asian Albert Nipon

Amazing Graphic Silk Crepe Dress, Albert Nipon
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
Super Graphic SIlk Crepe Dress with an amazing vibrant print by Albert Nipon NY. Easy to wear with elastic waist and tucked bodice which release into the skirt on front and back. Sid...
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1990s American Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Vintage Periwinkle Skirt & Jacket Suit With Dramatic Collar Lapel
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is a great suit from Albert Nipon in a beautiful periwinkle wool fabric with a dramatic lapel. This Nipon Boutique suit is perfectly on trend right now and we love the beautifu...
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1980s American Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Navy Blue Silk Organza Evening Dress With Gold Bows, 1980's
By Albert Nipon
Located in Atlanta, GA
1980's Albert Nipon navy blue silk organza evening dress with bands of gold accented by bows. The ultra feminine design zips and hooks at the back with a semi-transparent bodice lin...
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1980s American Albert Nipon

Vintage Albert Nipon Blue Orange & Red Silk Floral Print 2pc Dress
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is a really lovely 2 piece vintage dress from Albert Nipon in a bright blue silk floral print. We love vintage Albert Nipon pieces and especially love his fabrics and prints. I...
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1970s Hong Kong Albert Nipon

Vintage Albert Nipon Red Wool Skirt & Jacket Suit W Black Velvet Bows Deadstock
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is a fun vintage 2 piece skirt and jacket suit from Albert Nipon in red wool with black velvet trim and bows. We love the dramatic bows and the fitted waist on the jacket. The ...
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1980s American Albert Nipon

Vintage Black Silk Dress Bold Floral Pattern Faux Wrap Nipon Boutique US 10
By Albert Nipon
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Preowned vintage dress by Nipon Boutique, likely made in the 90s. Black silk with vibrant floral pattern throughout, so chic! Classic style with cinched waist and faux wrap skirt wi...
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1990s Hong Kong Albert Nipon

Nipon Boutique Black Velvet Halter Dress with Satin Ribbon Size US 6
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
Nipon Boutique black velvet cocktail dress with satin ribbon trim and bows tied at neck and back. Flirty six paneled dress body with flared bottom. Fully lined. Size US 6 Labeled, ...
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Late 20th Century American Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Silk Striped Vintage 2 pc. Dress With Bow
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This pretty vintage 2 piece striped dijon mustard green and cream dress was designed by Albert Nipon in the 1970's. The dress includes a pleated skirt and a button front blouse with ...
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1970s American Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Boutique Vintage Yellow Silk Dress With Black Polka Dots
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is such a pretty vintage Albert Nipon short sleeve dress in a luxe yellow silk fabric with black polka dots. We love vintage Albert Nipon dresses and the quality of the fabrics ...
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1980s Hong Kong Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Crepe Dress And Jacket US 8 UK 12
By Albert Nipon
Located in London, GB
This vintage dress and jacket set by Albert is made from black crepe with sequin embellished tulle detail along the neckline and cuffs, its cut for a slim silhouette with padded shou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Albert Nipon

Vintage Albert Nipon Colorful Confetti Print Silk 2pc Dress With Scarf & Belt
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is such a playful vintage 2 piece silk dress from Albert Nipon in a fun, colorful confetti print! We have always loved Albert Nipon and if you decide to buy a vintage Nipon dres...
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Late 20th Century Hong Kong Albert Nipon

1980S ALBERT NIPON Black Beaded Rayon & Silk Lace Sequined Strapless Cocktail D
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
1980S ALBERT NIPON Black Beaded Rayon & Silk Lace Sequined Strapless Cocktail Dress With Taffeta Waist Bow
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1980s Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Wonderfully Elegant Ivory Borders "French Lace" Silk Scarf
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
Albert Nipon wonderfully elegant ivory with "French Lace" silk scarf with rolled edges, measures 32 inches by 31 inches. Made in Italy.
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1980s Italian Albert Nipon

Vintage Albert Nipon Sheer Floral Dress With Sash Belt & Gathered Sleeves
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is a fabulous vintage Albert Nipon Boutique light blue and green floral 3/4 sleeve length dress with waist belt. We love that this dress is so blousy and the sleeves are so volu...
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1970s Hong Kong Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Early Vintage Rayon Silk Satin 2 Pc Dress Skirt Suit With Black Bow
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This lovely 2 piece dress or suit is from Albert Nipon and we think it's fabulous! We have developed such a new appreciation for Albert Nipon and have been searching for his earlier ...
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1980s American Albert Nipon

1980s Albert Nipon Size 10 Blue Silk Abstract Stiped Vintage 80s Belted Dress
By Albert Nipon
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic vintage 1980s ALBERT NIPON blue abstract striped print silk belted dress ! Features a pleated bodice with black brush like stripes throughout. Bishop style sleeves with buttons ...
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1980s Hong Kong Albert Nipon

Vintage 1970s Albert Nipon Halter Dress in Linen and Cotton Floral Print Size 2
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is a beautiful vintage dress from Albert Nipon in a gorgeous linen cotton blend print with micro herringbone stripes and bold pink, yellow and white big flowers. One of the hal...
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1970s Hong Kong Albert Nipon

1970s Vintage Red Floral Print Albert Nipon Dress W Belt and Kerchief Scarf
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is such a pretty dress from Albert Nipon in a red floral print and fabric belt and neck scarf or kerchief head wrap. This great 1970's day dress has a pointed collar, functional...
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1970s American Albert Nipon

1970s Vintage Albert Nipon Cream Silk Tonal Circle Print Dress W V- Neck & tie
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is an Albert Nipon 1970's vintage cream dress in a tonal circle print silk. This 70's drop waist dress has pockets and the fabric really moves with your body and is so easy to w...
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1970s Albert Nipon

1980s Nipon Red Printed Dress With Impressionist Pattern
By Albert Nipon, I. Magnin
Located in San Francisco, CA
1980s Nipon Red Printed Dress With Impressionist Pattern, modified boat neckline, black border on sleeves, neck and hem. Matching sash, knife pleats on skirt and zipper/button closur...
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1980s Albert Nipon

Vintage Albert Nipon 1990s Black Polka Dot Origami Strapless Silk Dress Size 6
By Albert Nipon
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic vintage ALBERT NIPON 90s black strapless silk dress! Features black polka dots throughout, origami pleated side waist detail, and a pleated hem. Such a a flattering little black...
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1990s Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon "Stars and Stripes" Silk Scarf
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
Albert Nipon wonderfully detailed "Stars and Stripes" silk scarf offers shades of black, ivory and warm brown measures 58 inches by 15 1/2 inches, and finished with hand-rolle...
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1980s Japanese Albert Nipon

Silk Albert Nipon Boutique Vintage Brown and Cream Halter Dress With Jacket
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This fabulous, very contemporary vintage Albert Nipon halter dress is in an abstract brown and cream printed silk fabric and comes with a silk open front, loose fitting blouse style ...
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1970s Hong Kong Albert Nipon

1980's Albert Nipon Tropical Floral Silk Dress
By Albert Nipon
Located in Atlanta, GA
This Pearl & Albert Nipon design from the 1980's conjures up images of a 1940's tropical locale. The silk dress zips, hooks and snaps at the side with fabric covered buttons romanti...
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1980s Hong Kong Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Silk Polka Dot Two Piece Dress, C.1980
By Albert Nipon
Located in Atlanta, GA
This ladylike electric blue and white polka dot silk ensemble by Albert & Pearl Nipon is loaded with lovely details typical of the Albert Nipon label. The top has hidden buttons at ...
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1980s American Albert Nipon

80s Albert Nipon Black Printed Satin Floral Dress
By Albert Nipon
Located in San Francisco, CA
80s Albert Nipon Black Printed Satin Floral Dress. Fully lined, back zip closure. Buttons at back neck and sleeves.
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1980s Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Silk Strapless Cocktail Dress
By Albert Nipon
Located in Austin, TX
Albert Nipon red, yellow, black and blue rose print silk strapless dress with bow on side and ruffles on top. Could not close all the way on mannequin, too small. See photos. Condi...
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1980s American Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Midnight Blue "Floral Arrangement" Silk Scarf
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
Albert Nipon wonderfully elegant midnight blue "Floral arrangement" center silk scarf is accented with hand-rolled edges and measures 33 inches by 34 inches. Made in Italy.
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1980s Italian Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Vivid Multi-Floral rectangle silk scarf
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
Albert Nipon wonderful vivid multi-floral rectangle silk scarf measures 10" x 53", finished with rolled edges. Made in Japan.
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1970s Japanese Albert Nipon

1970s Albert Nipon Vintage Dress in Black Satin With Ruff Collar
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This beautiful vintage dress was designed by Albert Nipon in the 1970's. The dress is black satin with a ruff collar that has rows of topstitching. This is such a great dress and doe...
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1970s American Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Cotton Multi-Color Floral Scarf
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
Albert Nipon cotton scarf has vibrant multiple colors of reds, greens, lavender, coral, white and outlined with black. Bold floral print makes this a perfect scarf for your summer we...
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1980s Japanese Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon floral print challis scarf
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
Albert Nipon floral print wool challis scarf measures 43" x 43" finished with fringed edges.
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1970s Italian Albert Nipon

ALBERT NIPON Black Gown with Peplum and Draped Rose Size 6
By Albert Nipon
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Albert Nipon gown is composed of a black crepe textured fabric. Features a strapless design with top stitch satin peplum and draped rose detail There is a center back zipper cl...
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20th Century French Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon fashion for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Albert Nipon fashion. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of blue, red, orange and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers interested in this designer might also find the work of Betsey Johnson, Joseph Magnin Co., and Suzy Perette appealing. Find designer, vintage and haute couture Albert Nipon fashion from top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $100 and tops out at $1,895, while the average work can sell for $406.

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