Spectacular Resort 2014 Valentino Fully Beaded Pale Pinky Nude Silk & Net Dress
The twin of this dress was Look 57 on the Resort 2014 runway. In 2014 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. The show was based on the ease of resort but as Vogie's Nicole Phelps noted: 'They do it the Valentino way, of course. There's nothing undone about their new collection.' Where many of the pieces in this collection had a more casual feel, when it came to the evening pieces they stuck to the glamorous DNA of the house. This dress was one of my favorites of the show but is also one of the most beautiful and best cut with its simple lines and extravagant yet refined beadwork.
The lines of this dress are wonderfully simple and yet it still feels glamorous with the head to toe beadwork.
it is even better in person and on an actual body. As with many Valentino piece this dress has a bit of a bias cut to it through the body and it is meant to be on an actual body and not a mere dress form. As good as it looks here it only really comes to life once on. The dress is made from a pale champagne nude ivory silk satin that is then covered in a nude silk netting. Then onto the netting the dress is completely beaded from the top of the straps to the hem. It is very beautiful. The dress is suspended from two straps that are completely encrusted with the beadwork. The neckline is cut straight across and its fitted around the bust. The dress falls from under that to the floor. The fabric and the way it is cut and draped allow it to skim over you and highlight your curves yet is very comfortable and easy to move in. The skirt gently widens out as it nears the hem and at the back it expands out at the center with panels of fabric to give you a trained feel. The skirt has yards and yards of fabric in it. There is a smoky coloured layer of tulle under the top nude that and this very subtle pop gives the beads more impact. The bead work that covers the dress is stunning. On the bust it forms a lattice with edging on the seam above and below. Then it progresses down the dress in a panels of different densities. The beads are this amazing shade of a pale pink nude. Mixed in with the bead work are little embroidered 'leaves' that are connected at their bases so that they sit up and off the dress for a sense of texture and depth on the dress. As it nears the hem the beads and embroidery are spaced farther apart so that the final bit is more light and airy and just the tulle. This gives it a bit of a floating feeling once on. It is a beautiful and glamorous dress that is red carpet worthy and 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 big event. It has its original hang tags still attached and has never been worn. Excellent condition
The dress is fully lined in an ivory silk. The top layer is a fine netting and then is a layer of a palest grey netting between them. It closes with a hidden set zipper at the side. It appears to have never been worn and has its original hang tags. Tagged a modern 40. The original price tag would have been over $10,000 on this dress. It is even better in person then how it photoed
Bust: 16" across from side seam to side seam
Seam under the bust: 14" across from side seam to side seam
Natural waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 11.5" from top of shoulder to seam under the bust
Skirt: approx 48" from seam under the bust to front hem, 53.5" to the back hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photo: Resort 2014 Valentino, Look 57.
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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