Monday, December 13, 2010


The white evening gown is a favorite at Decades. Celebrities love the command white has on a red carpet. Socials love a white gown for a winter ball like this past Saturday's Winter Wonderland Gala at the Botanical Garden in the Bronx. And of course we love our cool brides who come to Decades for a special vintage gown on the most memorable day of their romantic life.

Can one garment fill the wishes of all three of the different women above? Yes, it can! This Valentino Haute Couture one shoulder gown has an elaborate nude embroidered one shoulder top that connects to a rich white silk crepe de chine wrap skirt bottom with bow belt that may be positioned in a myriad of ways (front center/hip/back). To own a piece by the Maestro of Italian Fashion, The Last Emperor of Haute Couture, the legendary Valentino Garavani is to own something that no longer exists. Valentino retired in 2007, but the label carries on to great success by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, who design both ready to wear and Haute Couture at Valentino today. This is a true piece of fashion history that turns a woman into a movie star/social icon/and beautiful bride just by slipping this concoction over her body. Ah, the magic of Couture and the magic of Decades.

Valentino Haute Couture one shoulder embroidered gown with silk crepe de chine bottom, c. 1980s. Modern 4 to narrow 6 (the top embroidered half is closer to a 4, the bottom is more flexible to fit a true 6). SOLD
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