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Evening dress

Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (designed)

  • Date:

    1984 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Valentino, born 1932 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    wool crepe, velvet, acetate, machine sewn

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jill Ritblat

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Top of cherry wool crepe with round neck and centre-back zip opening from neck to hem. The sleeves are long with 2 buttons at each cuff and the front edges, neck and cuffs are faced with black velvet. The top has an acetate lining and shoulder pads. Circular black wool crepe skirt with left-side hook opening and black silk velvet trimming at hem.

Place of Origin

Italy (designed)


1984 (designed)


Valentino, born 1932 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

wool crepe, velvet, acetate, machine sewn


Length: 47.5 cm top, Length: 78 cm skirt

Descriptive line

Valentino, 1984. Red and black wool crepe two-piece evening dress with black velvet trimming.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail


Wool; Velvet; Acetate


Machine sewing


Fashion; Women's clothes

Production Type

Ready to wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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