1960s Valentina Inc Pink Beaded Shift Dress w Front Collar Detailing

The Valentino Inc company is not to be confused with the couture Valentina line. This company was making ready to wear in the 1960s and 1970s and was a great and reasonable priced line. They had their fabric hand beaded in Hong Kong and then the garments were made from that. The quality was very good and they were known for their beaded and sequin dresses. This is one of their most well know styles and it is still quite fabulous. it is an interesting example of layering tor create depth and texture. The beaded chiffon sits over an inner lace layer and then the body of the dress is backed in a opaque ink fabric. The sleeves are left with just the lace and chiffon and the collar and cuffs are backed in a printed fabric for an even more opaque effect then the body of the dress. It is cut ion a simple shift shape that was all the rage at the tome. The sleeves are long and each ends in an elaborately beaded cuff. The collar has that same elaborate beading to its long points. A band of the heavier beading runs down the top part of the front. It's gorgeous. Excellent overall condition with a note about the interior below

Fully lined through the body in a cram silk and closes with a back painted metal zipper. Each cuff closes with hidden snaps. the bead work is all hand done. On the interior fabric there is discoloration all through the upper bodice and under the arms. None of it shows through but it has been priced accordingly. If this bothered you you could have it relined and the issue would be eliminated. 

Sleeves: 23.5"
Shoulders: 16"
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 42" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# E670

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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