1965 Valentino Silk Pink & Mint Gown

An iconic Valentino gown done in silk crepe whose color combination feels fresh and startlingly new. A pale blush pink bodice mixes with soft mint green. The somewhat romantic innocence of these two colors is contrasted sharply by the all out impact of that deep peek a boo bodice and corseted top! A decadent drape of green plunges from the low cut of the top and spills down the front in a secured wrapped effect. The gown is in excellent condition and is of course, the level of quality one expects from Valentino. An important piece whose silhouette was highlighted by Vogue as being one of the dresses instrumental to Valentino's career. The red version is featured in the Valentino perspective and Hamish Bowles chose it as one of the top ten dresses of Valentino's career, commenting:

This iconic crepe dress in that pure, clear red that became Valentinoís signature was modeled for the designer by the socialite beauty Princess Luciana Pignatelli, and Henry Clarke photographed Veruschka wearing it for Vogue. It is such a significant piece that when Valentino held his 2007 retrospective at the Ara Pacis, it was isolated in its own glass cube on the concourse leading into the museum.

The dress was designed to be worn beneath a red tulle evening coat embroidered with an impasto froth of scarlet ostrich fronds and clusters of beads. Wildly elaborate. And then you shrug it off and this startlingly pure-lined, unembellished dress with its sly bodice detail is revealed. It is a classic, bravura Valentino gesture that takes a woman with great presence and a sense of drama to wear it. Welcome to VaVaís world!

My version is a softer, more romamtic color palette but with the same startling and dramatic silhouette! Item# DD405

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