Thursday, September 8, 2011

Valentino 'White Collection' Couture Fringed Dress

In 1968 Valentino presented a revolutionary all white collection.

In 1968 Women's Wear Daily wrote:

Valentino just can't keep the ladies away.  Not that he wants to.  It's really his Ladies who have made Valentino a success.  And now the Italian designer is starting to expand his Roman empire: he will open a Paris boutique mid-March, the first of what he hopes will be an international chain of shops (looks like Valentino's dreams came true!).  In the meantime, his faithful private clients have been flying to Rome to order form their pet couturier.  Vicomtesse Jacqueline de Ribes from Paris, Audrey Hepburn from Lausanne, Capucine from London (have you seen the beautiful Capucine with the beautiful wardrobe in the 1963 film The Pink Panther?  It's a must see!)  and Marella Agnelli from Turin.  Jacqueline de Ribes picked the white silk organdy tunic flaring over the white flower and feather hem, worn with white lace stockings.

This white fringed dress with a scarf is from 1968 and from the Paris boutique.

1968 Valentino PrĂ©t-a-Porter white fringed dress.  Size 4.

Audrey Hepburn looking gorgeous in a similar dress:


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