Fall 2004 Valentino Runway Documented Ivory Cream Mink Fur Shrug
This shrug was shown on the runway in a darker colour but I prefer this amazing cream version. Its a little sleeker in feel an the colour feels more elevated to me. I have held this in my archives for several years now and I think that it is a stunning example of the fur pieces being produced by designers like Valentino during this time period. Fur was well established as being treated like a fabric by this period. It is made from a soft mink in a pale creamy ivory. In person it has a more creamy feel then how it photoed. The fur is supple and very very soft. What is remarkable is that the curving pattern that you see winding down each arm . The lines all match up perfectly across the back s they go into the sleeves. This gives the shrug an added bit of texture and pattern. To wear it you simply slip it over the shoulder. It has been properly stored and cared for and appears to have been worn very little if at all. No splitting, issues or shedding. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a black and white Valentino printed silk lining. It slips on with no closures. Tagged a 42
Shoulders: approx 15"
Bust: no defined side seams
Height at back: 14" from top to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
Reference Photo: Fall 2004 Valentino Runway Collection, model Malin Persson.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
I have a small collection of historically important, key designer labelled vintage furs and fur trimmed pieces stored away in my archives that I will be slowly posting on the site over the next couple of years until I have none left. I will no longer be buying furs for the shop moving forward and have not purchased anything for several years now. I feel like times have changed and while there still is a place for vintage furs for some, including collectors and historians, many modern girls are choosing other options. Many of the pieces in my collection are representative of the designer during a set time period in history that was different then our modern outlook. I have decided that the best course to handle this controversial issue is to let the pieces I have go rather then sit in a cold storage unit. Fur coats are final sale.
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