VALENTINO 1970s 1980s Vintage Lace Silk Evening Dress Size XXS-XS
This outstanding Valentino evening dress from the late 1970s or early 1980s is the most beautiful combination of black silk chiffon, lush velvet and finest lace. The dress is constructed masterly and features a fitted boned velvet and silk bodice with lightly padded cups that are covered with lace. Ruffled neckline, lace shoulder area and sleeves with ruffled cuffs (each with six silk-covered buttons, also six silk-covered buttons to the front of the bodice). The long flared skirt consists of two layers of finest silk chiffon, each finishing with a ruffle, the upper layer with two tiers and a wide inset of most delicate lace. The dress closes with a back zipper and a metal hook and eye as well as with a silk-covered button at the back of the neck. Materials according to tag: 1.) 100% silk, 2.) 69% rayon, 21% cupro, 10% silk, 3.) 72% acetate, 28% silk. Made in Italy.
Excellent. Two tiny flaws as shown in the pictures: one small cut to the upper silk chiffon layer at the bottom front and a small damage to the edge of the fabric right next to the zipper. Otherwise the delicate fabric is fully intact, and the dress appears to have hardly, if ever, been worn.
Tagged size "6" - will fit a D 32-34, F 34-36, I 38-40, US 0-4, UK 6-8, XXS-XS
Measurements (laid flat)
Bust 41,0 cm/16.1"
Waist 32,0 cm/12.6
Length 130,0 cm/51.2"