Resort 2015 Valentino Bold Black Lace Full Length Skirt w Matching Tunic / Mini Dress Set

This dress is from the Resort 2015 collection from the house of Valentino. During this time period both Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli were acting Creative Directors. Several variations of it were shown for the presentation and I an happy to have these as reference photos because it shows you how the lace looks on an actual body. Vogue's Nicole Phelps reviewed the collection and said in part: "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" and indeed that feel is what gives this set its beauty. There is a starkness to it offset but the romance of the lace and the sexiness of it being transparent though the black parts. I love it. 

The set is made up of two pieces. A longer top that could potentially double as a mini dress and then a matching full length skirt. Whether you choose to wear them together or as separates they are gorgeous. Both pieces are made from the very distinctive cotton lace that Valentino used during this time period and still do use now. The lace parts are all set onto a black silk netting so that in between the lace you get a see-through effect. You can see how fine the netting is in my close ups and I love the nude effect that it gives. If you are brave you can wear it with just undergarments underneath for a really nude effect or layer it over opaque pieces. The top is cut in a simple T with wide straight sleeves cropped to above the elbows. It skims over the body and then flares out slightly as it nears the hem. The skirt is maxi length and widens out as it nears the floor. I laid it out flat so that you can see its beautiful lines. The mix of the lace on the netting helps it to hold its shape wonderfully. I love how all of the edges are done to follow the beautiful curving pattern of the lace. Both pieces are in like new condition and look to have never been worn. Excellent condition

Unlined. The top slips on the wear with a zipper at the back and the skirt zips to close with a hidden set zipper at the side. Tagged a Valentino 42

Sleeves: 10"
Slightly dropped shoulders: 16"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 30" from neck to hem

Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 45" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3750

Reference Photos: Resort 2015 Valentino Collection, Looks 33-35. (Models: Harleth Kuusik & Maartje Verhoef).

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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