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Classy & Classic C.1980 Victor Costa Black Lace Nude Illusion Dress


Victor Costa earned a name for himself by designing fashionable and yet affordable evening wear with a nod to the higher end American and French designer labels. This classic black lace dress is strongly influenced by the nude illusion designs popularized in the 1950's. It zips, snaps and hooks at the back with a black lace flesh tone lined bodice. The bodice is layered with sheer dotted netting with a modified batwing silhouette. The skirt consists of a taffeta lining layered with netting and a lace overlay providing volume and texture. It is all cinched together at the waist by a black satin sash. Originally retailed at Neiman Marcus...excellent vintage condition. MEASUREMENTS & SIZING Best fits a modern size 6 - 8 with attention to the following measurements. Bust 36" Waist 29" Hips (taken at taffeta lining) 38.5" Sleeve Length From Underarm to Cuff 15.5" Approximate Shoulder Length 18.5" Length From Shoulder to Hem 47" Length From Shoulder to Waist 17.5"


  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Marked size
    Unmarked (Best Fits Size 6-8) (US)
  • Bust
    36 in. (91.44 cm)
  • Waist
    29 in. (73.66 cm)
  • Hip
    38.5 in. (97.79 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    47 in. (119.38 cm)
  • Seller location
    Atlanta, GA
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