Resort 2015 Look 78 Valentino by Pierpaolo & Piccioli & Maria Grazia Chiuri Ivory Caped Sleeve Silk Dress

The twin of this dress in black was shown as Look 78 for the 2015 Resort presentation. I love this that they also produced this chic ivory version. In 2015 Valentino was headed by both Maria Grazia Chiuri and PierPaolo Piccioli. They had stepped into Mr Valentino's shoes and were breathing new life into the brand. In the Vogue review for this collection they said: "Monastic, artistocratic, modest, and even prim have been terms applied to Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli's Valentino almost since they took over in 2009." Most of the looks in the show followed a more exuberant and colourful feel but the black version of this dress was one stand out that maintained their more simplistic and minimal approach. l absolutely love this dress. It was well documented and it's twin was worn by several celebrities which we have included here for you to see.

The dress does not have a single unnecessary seam. It really shows how sometimes absolute minimalism is best. Even with its simplicity it would still be a dress that is red carpet worthy or would make an amazing wedding dress for the bride looking for a non-traditional choice or as an alternative dress in a more extended wedding celebration. And of course it could also be worn to any other event. The dress is made from an ivory silk crepe that has a beautiful drape. This is what lets it move so beautifully over the body once it is on. It is constructed so that it drapes and skims over the body perfectly. The skirt falls to the floor in a sweeping expanse of fabric. When you stand still it looks more like a sleek column but when you move you realize how much fabric is in there as it billows out behind you. The bodice drapes softly over you at the front. The silk extends over the shoulders from the back and then it falls to the floor to create this elegant and still dramatic caped feeling over your arms. The fabric has enough weight that it stays in place when you are standing still but when you move you get a beautiful billowing effect around you. It is very beautiful. Excellent condition

Unlined and closes with a hidden set side zipper on the inner dress. Tagged a Valentino 6. Perhaps the tiniest bit of grubbiness to the hem and I see a pinhead size mark on the bodice bit otherwise I don't think it has ever been worn. Very minor and just mentioning for accuracy. Please see the photo after the label shot. It otherwise appears to have been worn very little if at all. The easy cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes.

Bust: to 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 60" from top of shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD4696

Reference Photos: (1) Resort 2015 Valentino Collection, Look 78. Model: Maartje Verhoef.  /  (2-3) Kim Kardashian in Valentino at the 2015 InStyle Awards.  /  (4) Lady Gaga in Valentino at the Kennedy Center Honors at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, December 2014.  /  (5) credit unknown.

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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