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On display at V&A South Kensington
Fashion, Room 40

Evening Dress

1969 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Machine-sewn velvet, lined with taffeta and decorated with diamanté
Brief Description
Evening dress of embroidered velvet, designed by Valentino, New York, 1969.
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.
Dimensions
  • Neck to hem length: 88cm
  • Weight: 0.82kg
Credit line
Given by Princess Stanislaus Radziwill
Summary
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
Bibliographic References
  • Mendes, Valerie. Black In Fashion. London: V&A Publications, 1999.
  • Fashion : An Anthology by Cecil Beaton. London : H.M.S.O., 1971no. 245
Collection
Accession Number
T.443-1974

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record createdJanuary 6, 2003
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