Valentino Miss V dress, size 40 (equivalent to American size 4/6)
This deep dark royal blue (with a touch of violet) vintage Valentino dress was originally purchased at Neiman Marcus and was made in Italy.
There is no fabric tag, but it feels like a very nice wool or wool blend.
It has a black velvet collar, shoulder pads, and long sleeves with two buttons on each.
There are six buttons down the front, and two open 1 button breast pockets.
The waistband area has two eyehooks, and the skirt has a blue lining.
There is a left side 12 1/2" long zipper, and the interior (zipper area) waistband has two small 1 1/2" grosgrain straps with an eyehook and loop closure.
The bodice has 2 pleats on each front side, and the back has 4 pleats extending downward.
The dropped waist has gathering extending upward.
The top waistband is 1 1/2" wide, and the lower waist area is 2 1/2" wide.
There are two side slash pockets.
It's from a stylist's collection, and was used in a magazine photo shoot.
shoulder pad to shoulder pad 20"
neckline to end of sleeve 26 1/2"
shoulder to hem 38"
armpit to armpit 20 1/2"
26 1/2" dropped waist (8 1/2" down from the armpit)
Item # 1030228