Luis Estevez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1930.
He attended prep school in the U.S. and then returned to Havana to study architecture.
One summer he got a job at the New York Lord & Taylor store which sparked his interest in fashion.
He studied at the Traphagen School of Fashion in New York.
After which he went to Paris and worked for Patou for two years.
In 1955 when Estevez returned to New York he joined the company Grenelle, Ltd. and eventually became a partner in Grenelle-Estevez.
1956 marked the year that he received the Coty Award.
In 1968 Estevez moved to Hollywood where he designed clothing for actresses such as Lana Turner and Natalie Wood.
He received the Hispanic Designers Life Time Achievement Award in 1990.
Luis Estevez still resides in California.
* The red wool dress pictured above can be bought for $465- over at the Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
Estevez dress with black velvet detail around the waist and the hemline.
This dress has a fun little string tie at the waist.
Measurements are 36" Chest, 27" Waist and 37" Hips
You can "Buy It Now" for $139.99 over at Studio 320 Designer Clothier on eBay.
1960's black dropped waist dress.
This dress features an off white sash an bow at the drop waist.
Measurements are 36" Chest, 33" Waist and 38" Hips
You can "Buy It Now" for $150- over at My Frock Shop-A Vintage Boutique on eBay
1950's blue and black paisley patterned dress with unique neckline.
This dress ensemble includes a bolero jacket with a black velvet collar.
Dress measurements are 33" Chest, 26" Waist and 35" Hips
You can "Buy It Now" for $445- over at Vintage ELViSReaLLyRoCkS on eBay.
This post was originally published on April 6, 2007.