victor costa

1960s Draped Back Victor Costa Maxi

This is a gorgeous piece from Victor Costa that I think may be one of my favorites I have ever had from him! The print is a pretty small floral that covers the chiffon top to bottom. The main body of the dress is a long slim sheath with a pretty black lace hem. The black on the bottom really serves to draw the eye down and anchor the print perfectly! The shoulders are very pretty and unusual - the seam actually sits above the bust and the fabric goes over the shoulders and the sleeves are rounded. A slit is left open at the back for a bit of exposed skin to the waist. Then from the waist a train of chiffon finished with the same panels of lace swoops the floor. It is just gorgeous! Excellent condition and appears to have been worn little if at all.

Shoulders: approx 14" across
Bust: 18" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across the back from side to side of the lining
Length: 58" from shoulder bottom of the hem

Fully lined in a black silky rayon except for the upper portion of the bodice that is lined in a semi sheer nude fine net. It closes with a low back painted metal zipper and then a hook & eye at the back of the neck. The space between is left open!

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML (6-8)

Item# DD892

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival

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