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Evening dress

Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    New York (City) (made)

  • Date:

    1969 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Valentino (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine-sewn velvet, lined with taffeta and decorated with diamanté

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Princess Stanislaus Radziwill

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, Room 40, case CA14

This evening dress is of black velvet with diamante detail around the waist and shoulders. It was designed by Valentino, New York, for Princess Stanislaus Radziwill in 1969. She, along with Jacqueline Kennedy, was one of Valentino's most ardent supporters

Physical description

Evening dress of black velvet, lined with black taffeta. The bodice and skirt are joined by a broad band of heavy open-work braid decorated with diamanté. The shoulders of the dress are also decorated with the braid. The dress is fastened at the back with a zipper.

Place of Origin

New York (City) (made)


1969 (made)


Valentino (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Machine-sewn velvet, lined with taffeta and decorated with diamanté


Length: 88 cm neck to hem, Weight: 0.82 kg

Descriptive line

Evening dress of embroidered velvet, designed by Valentino, New York, 1969.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Mendes, Valerie. Black In Fashion. London: V&A Publications, 1999.
no. 245
Fashion : An Anthology by Cecil Beaton. London : H.M.S.O., 1971


Velvet; Taffeta; Diamante


Machine sewing


Fashion; Evening wear; Embroidery; Women's clothes


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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