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1980s Valentino Haute Couture Blue Silk Velvet Shift Dress


This exceptional and rare, Haute Couture dress from Valentino Haute Couture, is wonderful. The dress is simply cut and belies the numerous couture details that become apparent as you look at it more closely. The dress has a simple scooped and angled neckline at both the front and the back. Sitting across the neckline and forming the sleeves is silk chiffon that has been hand placed and stitched into soft pleats. These are set at different angles and become an important design detail. They also often a matte contrast to the sheen of the silk velvet below. The fabric chosen feels like it has a life on its own and the blue catches the light beautifully. It is sift and supple and the perfect contrast to the the simple shift shape the dress has been cut into. This is Haute Couture under the masterful hand of Mr Valentino himself and is an exceptional example of Valentino Couture. Excellent condition. Fully lined in handset, very high quality blue silk. All couture construction and it closes with a hand set, fine metal zipper at the back. Shoulders: 15" Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam Length: 39.5" from natural neck to hem Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED 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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  • Condition
    Excellent. Please expand description above for full measurements..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    D 39.5 in.

    D 100.33 cm

  • Bust
    18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Waist
    17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Hip
    19.5 in. (49.53 cm)
  • Length
    39.5 in. (100.33 cm)
  • Seller location
    Toronto, CA
  • Seller reference number
    Item# DD2837
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