VINTAGE 1970's VICTOR COSTA SEASHELL BODICE IRIDESCENT TAFFETA EVENING GOWN IN SEA GODDESS
Victor was born in 1935 in texas. Costa sold sketches to ceil chapman and oleg cassini among others before getting starting in bridal design.
He joined suzy perette in 1965, where he went to paris and selected models to copy. He left perette in 1973 and returned to texas. There he bought a share of ann murray, and was able to buy out and rename the company in 1974.
He produces his own versions of american and french designer clothes in an affordable range, primarily evening wear. His clothes are bright and bold - often patterned or with high contrast. Costa is known for borrowing very closely from other designers.
A fabulous vintage evening gown by the wonderful victor costa in sea goddess
Victor costa clothes have sold at neiman marcus, saks fifth avenue, bergdorf goodman & other fine upscale stores in the past 1970‘s - the label is identical to a 1970’s label from the vintage fashion guild site
The color of the taffeta evening gown is a gorgeous iridescent sea green shade with a gold shimmer - the taffeta fabric is heavy, lush & expensive & has the wonderful rustle sound that taffeta makes - there are two rows of pleats on the neckline of the seashell bodice with matching decorative piping below
Huge voluminous grand sweep skirt of 203” or 17 feet of taffeta - 4-5/8” pleated flounce on the bottom of the skirt that matches the ruffle on the bodice - bodice is lined - skirt does not need to be lined as it is so full - stays in the bodice to help keep it up & smooth looking - thread looks at the waist but no belt - 2 pockets in the skirt seams - vintage pinked seams - back zipper
Absolutely gorgeous - you never see ball gowns like this any more!
By: victor costa
Size: 4 but it is on my size 6 model &
I could not zip up the back so this
Is for a very small person
Go by the measurements
For a good fit
Bust: 31 - 32 stretched tight
Waist: 24 unstretched with no more give in the waist
Length: from underarm 52-1/2
Fabric: no tag but gorgeous iridescent taffeta
Care: dry clean
Condition: very good
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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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