1970s Red Print & Tiered Victor Costa Cotton Dress
Victor Costa was known for producing dresses that were almost scandalously close to the work of other designers - which women loved and other designers hated. I always find his work to be a little hit and miss with his early pieces being the ones that have a bit more "oomph" and care care put into their execution. This dress is a really fabulous example of his work and still feels shockingly modern. It is made from yards and yards of a printed cotton mix. Onto the light red base is a pretty and delicate little floral print in white covering the dress. The bodice is scooped and curved with ties at the top to adjust for fit. The waist is set high and tops the most amazing skirt. It is just marvelous with tiers of fabric that are attached to each other with a gathering of the fabric so that each tier gets wider as it falls to the ground. I love the braided cord that details the edges of the bodice and sits between each hem. When it arrives you will be shocked at the weight of it because of all that fabric but once on it is completely comfortable to wear. Excellent condition.
The dress is unlined and closes with a back painted nylon and metal zipper. Ties at the top of each shoulder
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 14" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 44" from waist seam 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.