1970s Valentino Black Linen Dress

This dress is absolutely amazing! It truly looks as if it was never worn and is as fresh and crisp as the day it was made! It has all the hallmarks of a Valentino and I would bet that people will guess that is is from the current season it looks so new! Made of a 100% linen exterior is is masterfully constructed. Pintucks run up the bodice with eyelet lace ruffled detailing on either side. This sane eyelet detail circles each cuff and is in a double layer around the hem! Little pockets sit along each hip. It is cut a touch full through the waist but the original belt can be used to cinch it in for more shape. It is that perfect mix of refined elegance with a sort of school girl innocence that when on seems not so innocent. Really an exceptional piece and a stunning example of Valentino's work. Excellent, appears unworn condition!

Fully lined in black tissue silk and closes with a back painted metal zipper. Each cuff has elastic in it above the ruffle. Has its original belt that is also in excellent condition.

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from neck to waist
Skirt: 33" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# DD1288

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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