Fall 2016 Valentino by Pierpaolo Piccioli & Maria Grazia Chiuri Runway Look 26 Dusty Pink Printed Silk Dress

The colours for the Fall 2016 Valentino show were muted dusty pinks, greys, neutrals and blacks. The theme of the Valentino show was all about the ballet and modern dance. Maria told Vogue that “We always think fashion is cultural, not just about delivering clothes. We want this show to be about living your moments, feeling each moment uniquely. I really love fashion. This job we do is a good opportunity to describe the time we’re in.” The twin of the dress walk the runway for Look 26 and it is an incredibly easy to wear and flattering piece once on the body.

This is a thoroughly Valentino feeling dress. The dress is made from a single layer of a feather light weight silk chiffon in the prettiest possible pale dusty pink. Think scarf weight. This is what lets it move so beautifully over the body once it is on. When you walk the fabric of the dress catches the air and billows out around you. The front is cut high to frame the neck and then falls from there, extending out from the neckline to the floor. The dress is incredibly full by the time it reaches the hem with the skirt widening out quite a bit. The dress has an amazing amount of fabric in it and it floats and moves beautifully around you. You can see the amount of fabric just by the way it falls in the photos and in the video we have added. The silk has a beautiful geometric pattern that covers the entire dress. A seam run down the centre and you can see the care that has been taken to match up the pattern on the seams there and elsewhere on the dress. The sleeves are long and the pattern continues to be matched up there. The precision in cut to have this all match and still move so beautifully should not be underestimated. It is an utterly beautiful dress and will take your breath away in person. Excellent overall condition with a note below.

Fully lined in a matching pale, dusty pink silk chiffon and closes with a hidden set back zipper. In it's original uncut length. There are some very faint watermarks near the collar, the waist of the dress and some small areas on the hem. Please see the photos after the label shot. Tagged a Valentino 8. The easy and generous cut should fit a range of sizes as long as the shoulders work.

Neck: 16" around
Sleeves: 22.5" and 13" around the upper arm
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 22.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Total length: 59" from top of the shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# DD4684

Reference Photos/Video: (1-5) Fall 2016 Valentino, Look 26. Model Allyson Chalmers.  /  (6) Fall 2016 Valentino Ad Campaign by Steven Meisel.

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