Stunning 2017 Valentino by Pierpaolo Piccioli Minimalist Red Cady Caftan Dress
This is one of Valentino's silk cady caftan dresses that he does so beautifully. Over the course of his time at Valentino he has done several variations of these dresses and each is beautiful. Queen Maxima of the Netherland owns what looks to be the near twin to this one and it is one that she truly loves because she has worn it on three separate occasions. The first in 2017, which is how I dated this one, again in 2018 and then most recently in 2022. I've included photos of all those three times so you can see how fabulous this dress is on the body. It's simplicity easily allows for the re-wearing of it. It has a minimalist feel but is still striking. The colour is infinitely flattering on almost every skin tone. It is a beautiful dress.
This dress is so very pretty and easy to wear. The colour is that classic Valentino red that is flattering on most skin tones. The neck is a simple and elegant scoop. The sides are open so you get that ruffled effect of the two sides coming together but there is also a seam that runs the full length of the body from just under the arm to the floor. This gives it a bit of shape around you without it being tight. You still get that caftan feel but unlike a traditional caftan it gives you shape and defines your curves. The back has a long inverted pleat that runs down the center and this gives you volume there. When you walk this creates a slight billowing effect that is fantastic. The dress is in its original supermodel length. and it still has its original tags attached. Excellent condition with a minor note below.
Unlined and closes with a hidden set back zipper. I see some very tiny minimal pulls in the fabric on the back of one shoulder. I don't know you would see this went on but I did photo it and mentioning for accuracy. Tagged a modern 40 and still has its original hang tag attached. The more open cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes.
21" flat across from that inset side seam to side seam and widens to 25" at the hips
Length: 64" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
Reference Photos: (1) Queen Maxima in Valentino, 2017. / (2-4) Queen Maxima in the same dress, May 24, 2018 in Luxembourg. / (5-6) Queen Maxima in the same dress, November 2022.
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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