HELLEBORE - 1970s Vintage Victor Costa Strapless Pink Tea Dress - Size XS

€225

1 piece in stock.

Meet HELLEBORE, this 1970s Victor Costa tea length dress.
She is a true show stopper!
This dream come true dress has the perfect shade of pink and has two pockets. HELLEBORE is a strapless dress with an accordion pleated eye catcher ruffle a nipped waist with a matching belt and a very full pleated skirt. The dress features an inside corset with invisible bones inside. She fastens with a zip at the back and hooks. She is made off a cotton polished fabric with gives her that Rock’n’Roll vibe.

HELLEBORE is one of those dresses which really is a spectacle and a true glamorous dress that will make an entrance on any occasion this season!


A little bit about the Victor Costa:

It's no secret that Victor Costa was a master of his craft. It's true that he was dubbed "King of Copycats" in the mid-1970s; but this tribute is deeply felt with admiration for how beautifully he mimicked the high-end European styles at more affordable prices for his American audience.

After studying fashion design in Paris, Costa returned to America and sold his designs to designers that included Ceil Chapman and Oleg Cassini. He then worked for the lovely Suzy Perette, and eventually bought his own fashion house where he grew his brand substantially and ended up selling $1 million in product in the first year! His top clients were Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom's, Bergdorf Goodman and Marshall Field. Another company he sold to was the famous Lord & Taylor—it is where this beautiful Victor Costa dress comes from. I have no doubt that this dress was inspired by a 1950s Christian Dior New Look tea-length dress (shown in the photos). Such a beautiful piece!

Label: Lord And Taylor by Victor Costa
Fabric: Polished Cotton
Condition: Perfect vintage condition
Era: 1970s

For reference the mannequin, Dolores, measures a size S / 6 UK / 4 US

Best Fit: XS / 6 UK / 4 US
All measurements are taken lying flat and have already been doubled”

Chest: 81cm / 32”
Waist: 61cm / 24”
Length: 99cm / 39”

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