Gorgeous Valentino psychedelic floral print silk dress from their 1971 spring-summer collection. For over forty years Valentino has been one of the most prominent names in fashion, creating some of the world's most elegant and classic designs. It was Valentino's desire to design clothes that would celebrate the female form and accentuate a woman's sensuality. "I don't think any man in the world wants to go out with a woman dressed like a boy," he once said. This vibrant psychedelic bold floral silk print dress is a wonderful example of his genius. It's amazing that a garment over 50 years ago can read so modern. The dress is fashioned from the highest quality double layered silk that has been screen-printed in the prettiest large scale psychedelic floral print. We added many pictures so one can appreciate how the pattern lines up flawlessly. The bodice has over 20 covered buttons gracing the front; giving the garment depth and texture. I love the ruffle trimmed arm-holes and neckline. The nipped waist skirt with playful pleated construction emphasizes a woman's seductive shape without adding any bulk or volume to the actual hips. This summer showstopper even has pockets! It's amazing that a dress over 50 years ago can ready so modern.
Valentino has dressed some of the world's most glamorous people, including Princess Margaret, Julia Roberts and Claudia Schiffer. I totally see this piece of fashion history lighting up any modern event.
Bust: 33-34 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Hips: Free Sweep
Total Length: 45 inches
This Valentino boutique designer garment is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or discoloration. Presents beautifully. Perfectly working original covered buttons. After close inspection we found some minor spots which get lost in the print. Please message for detailed pictures. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.