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VALENTINO Couture c.1980s Brown Crocodile Suede & Leather Cinched Waist Jacket

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DESCRIPTION: VALENTINO Couture c.1980s Brown Crocodile Suede & Leather Cinched Waist Jacket Circa: c.1980’s Label(s): Valentino Couture; Valentino Pelle Designer: Valentino Garavani Style: Cinched waist jacket Color(s): Shades of brown Lined: Yes Unmarked Fabric Content (feel of): Shell: Crocodile/Alligator embossed leather; Suede Lining: Acetate Additional Details / Inclusions: Brown crocodile/alligator embossed suede leather, brown crocodile/alligator leather accent at collar and pocket flaps, notched lapel collar, long sleeves with two button closures at cuff, two center front button closures, single flap breast pocket, two flap hip pockets, elastic waistline. Please note that original size and fabric content tags have been removed. Made In: Italy Additional Packaging: No MEASUREMENTS & SIZING: * Unmarked Size: S (vintage) (best recommended / not a guarantee of fit) Bust: 38" Waist: 26" (unstretched) Hip: 38" Length: 28.25" CONDITION: B (see guide). Light wear to leather (mostly at edges); Minimal small spots to interior; Few minor seam repairs to lining. Please refer to photos. AA - New with Tags / Packaging (may show minimal signs of retail handling / shelf wear) A - New without Tags / Packaging (may show minimal signs of retail handling / shelf wear) AB - Next to New / Excellent Preowned (no significant signs of use / imperfections) B - Very Good Preowned / light signs of use (may have insignificant signs of use / imperfections). BC - Good Preowned / moderate signs of use (may have visible signs of use / imperfections) C – Fair Preowned condition / used (may have significant signs of use / imperfections)

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  • Designer
  • Brand
  • Place of Origin
    Italy
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. CONDITION: B (see guide). Light wear to leather (mostly at edges); minimal small spots to interior; Few minor seam repairs to lining.
  • Seller Location
    Thiensville, WI
  • Reference Number
    Seller: EI:010107_1/E/W1stDibs: LU54135044991

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About the Manufacturer

Valentino

The mononymously known Italian designer Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani (b. 1932) is renowned for his fashion house of romantic styles and feminine shapes that he founded in Rome in 1960.

An early fascination with fashion developed when Valentino attended the theater as a child and was dazzled by the evening gowns on stage. While a teenager in Voghera, Lombardy, he studied under Italian designer Ernestina Salvadeo and soon moved to Paris, where he trained at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Valentino spent time apprenticing under haute couturiers Jean Dessès and Guy Laroche, learning how to design and construct high fashion while also thinking about how to strike out on his own.

In 1959, Valentino returned to Italy, and a year later, he opened his own salon, soon joining with longtime professional and personal partner Giancarlo Giammetti. It was located on Rome’s trendy Via Condotti and modeled after the French maisons. One of his earliest clients was Elizabeth Taylor, who discovered Valentino while she was in Rome filming Cleopatra and ordered the white dress that she wore to the premiere of Spartacus. When the designer launched his first couture line in 1962 with its fiery red colors, it was internationally celebrated, with Valentino soon attiring fashion trendsetters including Princess Margaret and Audrey Hepburn. He formed an especially close friendship with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, for whom he designed numerous dresses. Luxurious drapery with fine needlework, bold uses of color and dramatic flourishes would define Valentino fashion across the decades.

As a fashion house, Valentino is best known for its signature Valentino Red color, though one of its iconic lines is the monochromatic “no colour” collection for which the designer won the Neiman Marcus Award in 1967. (The collection also debuted his trademark “V.”) The white and beige dresses led to a demand for Valentino wedding gowns, with clients including Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Lopez and Anne Hathaway. Valentino retired from his fashion empire in 2007, with Alessandra Facchinetti and then the duo Maria Grazia Chiuri (who departed in 2016) and Pierpaolo Piccioli succeeding him as creative directors. But Valentino still steps out of retirement for special occasions, such as designing a wedding gown for Princess Madeleine of Sweden in 2013. Today, the brand has expanded far beyond women’s haute couture and prêt-à-porter to encompass various lines of accessories, including shoes, sunglasses, scarves and perfume.

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