* FROM MY OWN PERSONAL COLLECTION - FROM MY OWN PERSONAL COLLECTION - VINTAGE VALENTINA LTD. RHINESTONE, PEARL & BEADED SWEATER
I love these beaded & rhinestone vintage evening sweaters from the ‘50s/‘60s especially the ones made in hong kong as they were the most beautiful of all
Although this is from from my own personal collection, i have never worn the sweater but someone else has
These vintage sweaters are perfect for going out at night & dress up whatever outfit you are wearing - also nice when going out for dinner in the summer when the a/c is cool
Not only that but no one will have one like yours as it is totally unique & one-of-a-kind - the evening sweaters they make today most definitely do not compare with the vintage ones which are fabulous
The following information is from the vintage fashion guild site & my thanks to them:
“valentina ltd. Was a late-1950s to early-1970s knitwear company that was known for its lavishly beaded and decorated sweaters, dresses and evening wear. Their items were made in hong kong and were a very high quality.”
This lovely sweater is in shade of cream or light beige in the softest fabric of angora, nylon & lambs wool - the sweater is encrusted with hand beaded sparkling aurora borealis prong-set rhinestones, tiny elongated white & clear beads, pearls, sequins & other beading with some in the shape of large flowers - the heavy beading & rhinestones travels down the front of the sweater, around the neck & around to the back - there are also more tiny beads scattered over the rest of the sweater body - the sweater is full fashioned which is the best quality that you can get in a sweater - the sweater is heavy from all of the encrusted rhinestones & beading
There is a grograin ribbon down the inside front of both sides of the sweater for strength & ease of fastening the hooks & eyes for closure - the sweater is lined with a silky fabric except for the sleeves - the back is just as beautiful as the front & lavished with more beading & rhinestones especially at the neck area - also more beading on the ends of the sleeves
You will never see sweaters like this as manufactures will not spend the money or the time to make them
Just a very elegant vintage rhinestone & beaded evening sweater which will look gorgeous any time of the year whether for an evening out, vacation or a cruise when you want to look spectacular
By: valentina ltd - rome - paris - hong kong - made in hong kong
Size: 40 but go by the measurements for a good fit
Bust: 43 - 46 stretched & bigger if left open
Shoulder to shoulder: cannot really measure because of the way the sleeves were put it but i am a size 10 & it fit me
Sleeve length from the neck: 27
Fabric: angora, nylon & lambs wool
Care: no tag but dry clean
Condition: some beads missing & some loose threads but the majority are intact & the few beads that may be missing will never be missed since are so many of them - 3-½” of neck lining need a few stitches to pull together - small dot of soiling on the front neck area - 1 tiny appx 1“ repair on the back of the sweater that i nearly missed because it blended in so well so no one else will notice it either - a triple pinhead hole on the lower back along with 3 pinhead holds under that - could be easily pulled together & no one would notice - stain on the inside lining underarm are with a slit in the fabric - can be pulled together with a few stitches - it sounds like a lot of imperfections but they are small ones & can either be fixed or not that noticeable especially at night - price has been adjusted greatly for the imperfections
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Vintage nightgowns & peignoirs may be delicate so I do not wash them in the machine. I wash them in lukewarm water with Woolite or some other mild soap, then rinse & hang dripping wet in the shower.
Since these are vintage items, a bit of extra care needs to be taken with them so they remain beautiful & I definitely would never put a vintage nightgown or a peignoir in the dryer as it would ruin it.
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