Instantly Recognizable Spring 1992 Valentino Strapless All White Vertical Paneled Dress

This is the all white ready-to-wear a version of that famous 1992 Valentino dress in black and white. Linda Evangelista wore the original on the runway and just recently Zendaya wore its twin to a premiere. It is one of the most instantly recognizable Valentino dresses and I love this more unusual all white version. This is the kind of dress that you can dress up or down and it might even make an amazing dress for the bride looking for a non-traditional choice or as an alternative dress in a more extended wedding celebration. Absolutely gorgeous and you can't go wrong in a piece this well-known. It is gorgeous

Like its famous graphic black and white counterpart this dress is made of multiple long vertical panels pieced together. Each panel has a tiny seamed piping along its edge and slightly overlaps its neighbor. Where the panels meet there is the slight three dimensional feel. The bodice is strapless and I love how the top of each panel has been rounded off to create a pretty and feminine scalloped effect along the neckline. Inside the bodice there is a full built-in shaped corset that helps to give you support and to keep the dress in place. This inner piece closes with its own zipper and holds the dress on the body. From there it starts to widen out and skims over the waist and the hips. It then flares as it reaches the hem. When you're standing still the panels create this gorgeous soft ruffled feel. But when you move you get a kick of fabric around you that is fantastic. The dress highlights the body but in that very refined and classic Valentino kind of way. I love that there are so many reference photos out there of the other version of this dress. It really gives you an idea of what it's going to look like on the body but just in an all white. This is one of the most recognizable Valentino dresses that there is and it is an incredible find. Excellent condition

Unlined with a full inner built-in corset. The dress closes with a side zipper and the inner bodice closes with its own side zipper. Ribbon edge finishes at the hem. The fabric has a slight stretch to it. The dress is perhaps a tiny touch more ivory in person than how it photoed. There is the tiniest bit of darkening to the edges here and there that I am just mentioning for accuracy. The exterior layer of the dress has more room through the waist than the inner foundation piece. So if you needed more room in the waist you could add to the inner piece and probably get at least another inch if not more

Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 52" from top of bodice to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4161

Reference Photos: (1-3) Spring 1992 Valentino Runway Collection. Model: Linda Evangelista.  /  (4-5) Zendaya in Vintage Valentino at the Euphoria Premiere, 2022.

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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