Amazing 1970s Unlabeled Valentina Inc. Rainbow Colored Elaborate Sequin & Bead Detailed Dress
This dress is incredible. I sold the twin of this last year and had this one still in my archives. I have seen one or two of these over the years and they have had the Valentina Inc label. This one has no label but it is clearly a well made piece and the same dress as ones I have seen previously. Plus it is just amazing regardless of its provenance and is definitely a dress that stands on its own merit. It is one of my favorite vintage dresses hands down. You just don't find things like this anymore
The base fabric is a black felted wool and this gives it a soft, artisanal feel. This has then been printed in a bright rainbow of colors that run down the dress in rows of various states of circles, from full ones to just a sliver of a curve. Each of these are then detailed with pink, blue or green sequins that are set in little clusters at the center of each little dollop of color. Around the waist is an elaborately sequin and beaded 'belt' that is not separate from the dress but rather is a part of the dress and has been detailed onto the fabric. The neckline curves up from the shoulder and the sleeves are long. Each sleeve is detailed with a row of 6 hand beaded circular pattern buttons that run down the cuffs. This same pink beaded button detailing is used all the way along the front vent of the skirt to keep it closed. The waist is defined by the detailing that you see but is actually cut fairly easy with just a suggestion of shape. The skirt falls from below that elaborate sequin belt and gently widens out a touch as it nears the floor. It is incredible and a personal favorite. It is truly a very special dress. You just don't see this level of elaborate work on pieces anymore. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a black silk and closes with a back set painted metal zipper. All of the buttons are decorative only.
Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15.5" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 41.5" from waist to hem and including the two inch detailing around the waist. There is 3.25" turned up under the hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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