Monday, October 27, 2008


Now that the temperatures have dropped, velvet is the go-to fabric to keep you warm while the social scene goes into full force. Valentino has been a dependable and beloved designer of so many well-dressed women over the Decades. Although the Master has retired, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to share with you great examples of his designs. This particular cowl neck velvet gown below may not be Haute Couture, but it certainly features hallmarks of the Art. The cut is a wonderful use of a cowl neck and a cowl back. We are always fond of dresses with surprising and unexpected backs. The illusion of the sheer chiffon top is intricately patterned with jet black pailettes and sequins. The large black jet buttons running down the left side of the gown offer another taste of luxury in a Boutique gown. We think you will howl for the cowl over this dignified and classy gown. Plus, it will keep you warm!

Valentino Boutique black velvet cowl neck gown, c. 1980s. Marked size 12, modern size 6 SOLD
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