This sensational 1980s silk crepe red and white polka dot demi-couture dress is by extolled Italian designer Valentino and has superb construction with some beautifully detailed design features. The fabric is assembled into triangulated panels which tesselate along a zig zag seam for the length of the dress both front and reverse to create a diagonal drop waistband with flapper style bow embellishments either side. There is a straight knee length skirt with a side split and 2 x layered frills which culminate at a point to the left of the hem. The elaborate tailoring continues on the bodice which has a V neckline and a cupped seam below the bust with a central bow detail. The long sleeves are gathered at the shoulders and taper at the wrists with popper fastenings to secure. The dress is lined in red silk throughout and has a central zip fastening at the reverse. This flamboyant piece is in excellent vintage condition, I found just one slight pull on the front close to a seam which does not detract from the dress. Much of the construction has been done by hand and with this piece in Valentino signature red, you are guaranteed to turn heads. Would best suit a US size 2-4, UK size 6-8.
Sleeve Length - 62.2cms / 24.5"
Across Back Measurement - 33.5cms / 13.2"
BUST - 32 in. (81.28 cm)
WAIST - 26 in. (66.04 cm)
HIP - 33 in. (83.82 cm)
LENGTH - 39 in. (99.06 cm)
1980s Valentino Silk Crepe Demi Couture Red Polka Dot Dress with Bow
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