Spring 2004 Valentino Runway Pale Turquoise Silk Chiffin Print Dress

Valentino knows how to cut a dress to perfectly flatter a woman's body. Few designers can come close to the masterful techniques he perfected over the decades of his prolific career. This is an exceptional example of his work and it is very beautiful and striking. It's twin walked the runway for the Spring 2004 show

The dress has that feeling of simplicity that the nineties epitomized and yet, still feels modern and fresh even now. It is made out of layers of a beautiful silk chiffon that is  cut on the bias. The bias cut and soft floating feel of the chiffon are used to create beautiful movement through the skirt when you move. It is draped and molded perfectly over the body, skimming over your curves for the most flattering of fits. The color in person is even better then how it photoed and that soft turquoise is very flattering on most skin tones. The bodice of the dress is fabulous. It is set in a series of hand draped panels that are woven together to softly wrap and hug the bodice and down to the waist. This is suspended from a soft chiffon halter that crosses over at the front and then fastens behind the neck. This leaves the back almost completely open and that expanse of skin that is left bare is stunning. The skirt drapes to the floor from the waist and has two layers that are wrapped over each other and scoop up front the hem on a curve. When you walk or sit it lets some keg peak out. The back is slightly trained. It is just stunning on the body. Excellent condition with a small note below

Fully lined in the same silk chiffon through the bust. The skirt is unlined but the panels are two silk chiffon layers each. It closes with a hidden set side zipper. Hand finishes. One small repair at a seam at the back and a couple of tiny repairs along the hem. Tagged a Valentino 8 but please check the actual measurements.

Bust: 17.5" across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: approx 15.5" from top of the bodice to waist
Skirt: 46" from waist to front hem, 52" to the back hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3485

Reference Photos: Spring 2004 Valentino Runway Presentation, Look 63. Model: Eva Riccobono.

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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