Valentino couture, pleated , printed silk chiffon cocktail dress. circa 1970s For Sale
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Valentino couture, pleated , printed silk chiffon cocktail dress. circa 1970s

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The single most important and successful designer to emerge in Rome during the 1960s was Valentino. Before establishing his business in 1960 he studied fashion design at Milan’s Academia dell’Arte and then perfected his technique at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in France. Five years of assisting Jean Dessès, the influential Greek couturier who specialised in draping, gave Valentino the foundation to create some of the most extraordinary beautiful garments of our time. Valentino is a talent of gargantuan proportions. His style is firmly anchored within the couture tradition of luxury and quality. His clothes have a sophisticated sense of proportion, are refined yet opulent and above all look as feminine as possible. This Valentino couture dress is a delicate creation. Constructed with a silk chiffon material printed with white dots suggesting uneven raindrops. Featuring a bodice gathered at the waist with small butterfly sleeves and small stand up collar. The flare skirt has hand sunray pleats and is adorned with two panels that fold over in an asymmetric pinafore-like arch emphasising the waist. Fastening of the bodice is with a series of silk passementerie buttons. Under the panels the skirt fastens with small hand stitched press buttons. The dress is worn with a full silk belt made of identical material to the dress and is lined at the bodice with silk chiffon.

Details

  • Period
    1970-1979
  • Material Notes
    Silk
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Measurements Bust: 34inch/86.4cm Waist: 31inch/78.5cm Sleeve: 20inch/50.8cm Shoulder: 15inch/39.4cm Total length: 48inch/122cm Conditions The dress has a few pulls that appear almost as features of the chiffon material.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Marked Size
    8 (EU)
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU91715043081
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