1970s Valentino Cross Back Linen Dress

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Classic Valentino! It is made of a white linen which was a favored fabric and incorporates a wide swath of embroidered lace at its hem - again a Valentino signature! I love the cut - it slims the body without being overtly tight. The back is left quite bare with a criss cross strap. The seams are all vertical so help add length and leanness. That hem is to die! It is a full 10" wide! Love! Excellent condition

This looks like it had a lining at one point but it was removed so it is now unlined except for the bottom panel of embroidery that is backed in a nude silk. Closes with a side hidden zipper. Perhaps the teeniest of yellowing to the linen here and there but I am being very picky - this is what happens to real linen as it ages though! Presents perfectly when on

Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 36" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML (6-8)

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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SML (6-8) (US)
Dealer Location
Toronto, Canada
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1stdibs seller since 2010
Located in Toronto, ON