1970s Deep Blue Silk Chiffon Caped Detail Valentino Dress

Valentino pieces are always so pretty and I love how the resurgence of the house really stays true to Mr. Valentino's vision that you can see so clearly in pieces like this. This beautiful dress dates from the late 70s, maybe the early 80s, and has all the elements you look for in a Valentino. The fabric is beautiful - its a deep blue silk silk chiffon that flows and drapes wonderfully once on. The shoulders have a pretty and romantic caped effect with a panel of fabric circling around the shoulders to meet at the front and a pretty chiffon bow. Underneath is a more fitted bodice that narrows to a nipped in waist. The skirt is cut on the bias and ends in a ruffle that picks up on the cut of the cape detail. It also is cut so that the back lies longer down then the front and has lots of movement. Wonderful condition with a couple small flaws noted below.

The dress is fully interlined in second layer of the same silk chiffon and has an interior grosgrain ribbon around the waist that hooks to close. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. There are some small marks on the skirt and a water stain on the ties at the front - these are apparent when the dress is laid out and flat but once on the amount of fabric drapes and you do not notice these flaws. Priced far down from what it would be otherwise so is a steal.

Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open (bias cut)
Bodice: 16.5" from natural neck to waist
Skirt: 25" from waist to shortest point of front hem, 36" to longest point of back. Note it is cut on the bias so may come up some once on.

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2439

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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