vicky tiel

Prettiest 1980s Vicky Tiel Couture Hourglass Bright Pink Floral Print Silk Dress

Vicky Tiel was backed by Elizabeth Taylor as a young designer after working on the costumes for 'Whats New Pussycat'. After a stint with a partner she launched her self named label in Paris in 1970. She as one of the very early boutique owner/designer that offered a ready-to-wear option in Paris. That said, her clothes often walk a fine line between ready-to-wear and couture in terms of their construction and techniques used. By the mid to late seventies her style had developed into the ultra sexy and feminine clothing that she is now known best for. By the eighties and into the nineties, she had a cult celebrity following. This is a stunning example of just how gorgeous and dramatic her work could get.

This is one of the most gorgeous Vicky Tiel Couture dresses That I have had in the shop. The dress is cut with her signature hourglass silhouette that follows your every curve. The bodice dips at the front with a pretty curved sweetheart neckline and has a simple coop at the back. The bodice is shaped and cupped over the breasts and there is inner boning for support. It is fitted under that and the waist is nipped in sharply. The sleeves as long and I love how they are set in a straight line down from the shoulder to give that sharp little angle where they meet the curve of the bust. The skirt wrapped over itself and the hem curves up that one side. There is a bit of a slit behind the front wrap so you get a flash of leg when you sit or walk. The fabric is gathered in on the one side for detail and there is a slight nit of padding that sits under the waist seam, This is what give s it that little shelf like feel and touch of volume that exaggerates the shape of your curves. I love it. The silk is equally spectacular. The back drop is done in an inky black  with a secondary pattern woven though in a different finish thread. Then onto that is a stunning bright pink floral print and vivid green leafs. It looks to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition

The dress is fully lined in black silk and closes with a back painted metal zipper.  Boning through the bodice. It looks to have been worn very little if at all.

Sleeves: 22"
Inset shoulders: 13"
Bust: 16.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of the shoulder to waist
Skirt length: 23.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3955

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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