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Prettiest Spring 2008 Valentino Runway Strapless Dress in Pink Yellow & Purple

This dress is not 100% perfect but it does have the significance of being from Mr. Valentino' final show before he retired. It was Look 84 and we have added a runway shot and video from the show so that you can see just how fabulously the dress moves when on the body. This one is also a larger size which is always a nice thing to find with so much of vintage being smaller. Vogue said this last collection; 'Crisply puncturing the potential for a predictable end-of-era wallow in sentiment, Valentino played it as an upbeat, fast-paced whirl of breezy, pretty, drop-dead gorgeousness that blew any lingering sense of ladylike stuffiness to the winds. If there's a problem, it's only being spoiled for choice. What to pick from the head-spinning plethora of dresses on offer?' and indeed the collection was full of stunning choices including the twin of this gorgeous piece.

The dress is an unusual but beautiful combination of a pink, purple and a yellow silk crepe. The pink is the primary color and is used for the supermodel length skirt that falls from under the strapless bodice. It falls in a cascade of fabric that widens out gently as it nears the floor. On one side the top pink layer is slit to the top of the thigh and this reveals the other colours underneath. Directly under the pink layer is a soft yellow that follows the cut of the pink fabric above it perfectly including the slit. Then under that is an inner skirt made of a purple. The inner layer is closed all around and the other two float above it so that they have the wonderful movement that you see in the video. Topping all of that is a high cut banded bodice that ends just under the bust for an empire feel. There is a large flat knot on one side above the slit skirt for the illusion that it is all wrapped in place around you. It is stunning and in its original length. It is perfectly sound and otherwise in excellent condition structurally but does have some fading so please read the condition notes below.

The dress is fully lined in a purple silk. It has an inner bandeau waist that closes separately and then it closes over that with a side hidden set zipper. Light boning through the bodice. The dress has some fading on the purple parts. Primarily on the bodice and a strip running down on side. The zipper pull is missing on the inner zipper. Otherwise completely sound. Please see the photos after the label shot. Priced based on these and sold as found and final sale. Tagged a Valentino 10


Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Seam under the bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 5" from top of bodice to seam under the bust
Skirt: 52" from seam under the bust to front hem, 54" to the back hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD3939

Reference Photos/Videos: (1-5) Spring 2008 Valentino Runway Collection, Look 84 modeled by Anna Tokarska.  /  (6) Spring 2008 Valentino Ad Campaign.

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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