Gorgeous 1990s Valentino Intimo Black Metallic Voided Velvet Feather Cuff Caftan Dress
This amazing piece is from the Valentino Intimo line which was their high end lingerie line. This is a lovely example of the work that was being done for this label. It would have been meant to be more of a hostess piece that you would wear while entertaining at home. Now a piece like this could be worn anywhere. The fabric is insane. It is a fixed voided velvet on a black chiffon which is then backed by a nude lingerie netting. Each little velvet bit of the pattern is edged with a bit of a black eyelash metallic lame that has been pulled through the velvet base to create an edge on each individual piece. This catches the light from every angle and gives the dress this fantastic bit of a flat metallic feel. The cut is extremely loose and easy. It is a simple open shape with wide sleeves and full and wide cut through the body. The neckline is a simple V edged in a black satin piping. Each sleeve ends in a wide band of black feathers that are the perfect little pop of drama. The feathers are very full and extravagant. I love the length and the side slits because you can wear it as a dress or layer it over soft loose pants for a more pajama evening set feel. You could easily belt this to add shape if you wished. It is a great piece that is easy to wear and has lots of impact. Has pockets on each hip. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a nude lingerie netting and slips on to wear. The fabric is light and easy to wear. Tagged a Large. The loose cut should work on a range of sizes
Sleeves: to 27" long including the feathers and from the dropped shoulder and 19" around the upper arm
Dropped shoulders: 21"
Bust: to 25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 26" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 27" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 56" from neck to hem
Side slits: 14" from hem up
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
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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