Recent Giambattista Valli Fine SIlk Dress w Crystal Detailed Hem

This is Valli at his best and is a stunning achievement in cut and concept. The dress is a superb example of high end workmanship and design. It is made from a very high end silk in a deep blue. Through the silk is a secondary patter woven in black thread that gives it texture and detailing. The dress is cut to fit the body. So much so that the skirt is cut with no vent making it an extreme fit right to just past the knee much like the true wiggle dresses of the 1950s. The bodice is sleeveless and has his signature straight cut neckline at the front and a deep plunging V at the back. That deep back is cut with a slight curve that follows the lines of the torso and leave s a beautiful expanse of  bare skin showing. The waist in cinched and the hip slightly accented with pleat work that add to the hourglass figure the dress creates. The border of the lower hem is truly wonderful with a dense covering of black, prong set crystals adorning the surface all the way around. Just wonderful and appears to have never been worn. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a black silk crepe chiffon and closes with a hidden set low zipper. Tagged a Valli 42/S. Note that the skirt has no vent and the bottom of the hem measures 16.5" flat from seam to seam

Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 13" from neck to waist
Skirt: 31.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2864

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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