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Dress suit

Dress suit

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (designed)

  • Date:

    1975-1980 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Valentino, born 1932 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    wool, silk, machine sewn

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jill Ritblat

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The jacket, dress and belt are of orange, white and violet fleck wool.

Place of Origin

Italy (designed)


1975-1980 (designed)


Valentino, born 1932 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

wool, silk, machine sewn


Weight: 1.22 kg Belt, dress and jacket including hanger

Descriptive line

Suit, dress and belt of orange, white and violet wool, Valentino,1980s

Labels and date

Jill wears Valentino for formal occasions, often when accompanying her husband to social events, and in this respect, his work forms part of her 'professional uniform'. Made in lightweight wool in one of her favourite colours, Jill considered this wool dress and jacket ideal for the British climate. [1998]

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail


Wool; Silk


Machine sewing


Fashion; Women's clothes

Production Type

Ready to wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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