1970s Victor Costa Graphic Red & Black Striped Satin Strapless Dress
Victor Costa launched his label in 1974 and was known for producing his own versions of what was seen on the Paris runways. He chose good fabrics and his designs were often very close interpretations of other designs but with his own unique twist when it came to colors, cut and fabrics.
This dress is striking with its stark red and black striping. It is definitely a dress for someone who wants all eye on her. Personally I love the bold mix of the red and black and the use of satin as his fabric choice just makes it better. It gives the dress the most amazing finish. The bodice is fitted and strapless and cut to curve around the bust. The waist nips in and the hips are emphasized by that wonderful attached peplum just below the waist seam. It also has its original tie belt in a matching fabric that allows you to cinch the waist in further. The skirt falls to the floor from there and there is quite a lot of fullness and volume created by the addition of an attached tulle underskirt inside. It falls to the floor in a gently widening curve. The fabric has just a touch of weight to it so helps to hold the shape. I love how the stripes are set on both horizontal and vertical lines to highlight and emphasize the different parts of the cut of the dress. It is really incredibly. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a black silky rayon and the skirt has an attached later of tulle to help hold its shape. The bodice is fully lined and lightly boned. The dress closes with a back zipper. Original matching fabric tie belt. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 10" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 43" from waist to hem with 3" turned under the hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.