1990s Valentino Plunged Back Red Ruffled Silk Chiffon Dress
Valentino knows how to cut a dress to perfectly flatter a woman's body. Few designers can come close to the masterful techniques he perfected over the decades of his prolific career. This is an exceptional example of his work and it is very beautiful and striking. It has that feeling of simplicity that the nineties epitomized and yet, still feels modern and fresh. The almost weightless silk chiffon is completely cut on the bias and has been dyed his signature Valentino red. It is cut to drape perfectly over the body, skimming over your curves to flatter and fit perfectly. The color is absolutely fantastic - the perfect clear red that flatters most skin tones. I think it is even better in person then how it has photoed. If you know Valentino's work, then you know the exact shade this red is in person. The top is cut asymmetrically and angles across the top of the bust where it is suspended from one shoulder by a wide panel. This then turns into a cap sleeve on the other shoulder that has a ruffled finish that trails down the side. The back drops to a deep V for a sexy finish. From that spectacular cut bodice, the skirt drapes to the floor in a column of bias cut silk. A long ruffled is gathered in a offset ruching from the hip to the top of the bust and more fabric highlights the slit in the skirt. It is just stunning on the body. Excellent condition
Made of two layers of the red, bias cut silk chiffon. It closes with a back hidden set zipper. Hand finishes. Tagged a Valentino 12 but please check the actual measurements. It is cut on the bias so there is some give in size up or down.
Bust: 18-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 57" from shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
Reference Photos: (1) Valentino Runway
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.