1972 Valentino Haute-Couture White Crepe & Ostrich Feathers Empire Formal Gown

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For over forty years Valentino has been one of the most prominent names in fashion, creating some of the world's most elegant and classic designs. It was Valentino's desire to design clothes that would celebrate the female form and accentuate a woman's sensuality. "I don't think any man in the world wants to go out with a woman dressed like a boy," he once said. This stunning ivory-white evening gown, from his 1972 Spring/Summer collection, is a perfect example of his vision. The garment is fashioned from luxurious silk-crepe with interior hand-set corset boning. He then uses gorgeous ostrich feathers which give the garment so much depth and texture. The slight off-shoulder empire bodice has a classic cherry-red organdy bow sash. He finishes this gorgeous garment off with a dramatic full-length skirt that skims the hips in such a flattering way. Valentino has dressed some of the world's most glamorous people, including Princess Margaret, Julia Roberts and Claudia Schiffer. I totally see this rare show-stopper lighting up any event!

Bust:33-34 inches
Empire Waist:28 inches
Hips:up to 38 inches
Total Length:57 inches

This Valentino Couture designer garment is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working hand-set back metal zipper and corset boning. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.
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Beverly Hills, CA
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