1980s Valentino Dress & Jacket

Valentino can always be counted on for an lady like, refined silhouette and this set is just that and so much more. The seaming and the inside finished seams just shout quality and attention to detail. The dress is a simple shift with a defined waist line and that perfect elegant silhouette. Mr. Valentino always must add a touch of romantic femininity and this is done with that fabulous ruffle edge at the hem. Each is created by the insertion of little rounded triangles of fabric. This same technique adorns the hem of the matching jacket - so when layered they are stunning atop one another. The jacket is also cut to skim the body and fits perfectly over the inner dress. Both pieces are made of the finest lightweight wool crepe that has just a touch of stretch so it travels and wears perfectly. These are in mint, museum quality condition and I am sure that their modern equivalent in the now red hot house of Valentino would run several thousand dollars at least! Excellent condition

Bust: 17-19" flat across the back from seam to seam
Waist: 15-15.5" flat across the back from seam to seam
Hips: 17-18" flat across the back from seam to seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 24" from waist to hem

Sleeves: 22"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 18-19" flat across the back from seam to seam
Waist: 16" flat across the back from seam to seam
Hips: 17-18" flat across the back from seam to seam
Length: 44" from waist to hem

Both pieces are unlined with proper French finished seam work - beautifully finished. The jacket closes with buttons at the front and the dress closes with back hidden set zipper. It is a true deep navy blue.

Modern Sizing equivalent: MED

Item# DD1010

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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