1960s Valentino Two Piece Ivory and Red Striped Silk Skirt & Top Set

Valentino launched his ready to wear label in 1962, just two years after opening his first salon in Rome. He eventually expanded and added other boutiques and later versions of this early RTW label have the addition of New York noted on them. This one just has the Roma location making it an earlier and rarer piece. It is not 100% perfect but its flaws are slight and not really seen once on.

The set is made of a fine, high end silk that is a light scarf weight which means that once on it is very light and easy to wear. Having it be two pieces makes it very versatile since you can mix and match it with other pieces you already and together it has the look of a dress. The top is a classic partial button front top with a long pointed collar. Each sleeve has a cuff and above those the sleeves pouf and billow out. The skirt has a nipped in waist and then it falls to the floor in a gently widening curve. The silk itself is a soft ivory color and then it has that fantastic red and black stripe and dot pattern. This runs across the back of the shoulders on the top and around the widest part of each sleeve above the cuff and around the hem of the top. On the skirt panels of the design run down the sides and then create a wide design across and around the skirt and then around the bottom hem. I love the stark graphic feel this creates. It presents as excellent condition but please review the condition report below.

The top is unlined and the skirt is fully lined in a white silk. The top closes down the front to about the waist with a series of buttons and the skirt closes at the side with a snap and zipper. Two buttons on each cuff. Note that some of the photos make the outfit seem to be a pure white - it is a light cream/ivory on person. There is slight yellowing to the fabric under one arm, one button is chipped at the front and there is a small mark on the back of the top around the waist. Please review the last three photos after the label shot

Sleeves: 26"
Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 27" from shoulder to hem

Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 41" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD3447

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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