Adri

(1930). American designer. Adrienne Steckling, who went by the name Adri, was one of the late 20th century American women designers pioneering a wardrobe of functional separates suited to the needs of active, modern women. Born in Missouri, she was a Mademoiselle guest editor and later studied fashion at Parson’s School of Design, where she studied under Claire McCardell, an important influence. She worked at B.H. Wragge for several years before beginning a collaboration with the design house Anne Fogarty. The basis of her designs was a wardrobe of functional separates often in bold graphic patterns and neutral solids.