There is absolutely nothing more stunning and elegant than the rich combination of black velvet when paired with brilliant silver brocade! And, here it is in this gorgeous 1980s Victor Costa ball gown! Of course, Victor Costa is so well known for his spectacular creations for dressy Black Tie Affairs and with this fabulous gown, there is no question of where you will be wearing it…..only for a very formal occasion! The bodice is made from sumptuous jet black rayon and acetate velvet and has an off the shoulder neckline. Stays sewn into the bodice affording additional support. The sleeves extend just below the elbow (mid forearm length) and are so well finished with black hidden zippers. A large black velvet bow outlined in silver cording accents an otherwise totally simple bodice placed near the neckline on the left side of the dress. Here, simplicity does speak volumes, but wait until you get to the magnificent skirt…….a silver brocade floral pattern on a black background and finished at the bottom hemline with a two inch band of black velvet. There is even a slightly embossed appearance to the flowers on the skirt to add even more highlights to the brocade material. The bodice is completely lined, sleeves included, with black acetate material. The skirt is not actually lined but does have a substantial black petticoat directly under it. There are even sections of this underskirt that are made from woven nylon thread put into this part of the gown to give the skirt a bit of flounce…..just a small bit and not meant to be overwhelmingly full. The waist is slightly dropped and the skirt is gathered just a little at the bottom of the bodice. There is a nylon zipper back closure. All inner seams are nicely finished and there are no raw edges present. This magnificent Victor Costa formal evening gown was beautifully made in the U. S. A. and most certainly was originally sold at a very high end store. As I indicated in the title, this formal gown seems to have definitely been influenced by the styles that were worn and made popular by the beautiful Princess Diana!

Condition: Very Good

If I believe that something has been worn previously, I will not give an “Excellent” condition rating and although there is nothing to note in the way of issues, I do believe that this gown has been worn.

Label: Victor Costa, Crafted With Pride in the U. S. A.

Cont. Vinaco

Fabric Made in U. S. A.

Velvet 65% Acetate, 35% Rayon

Brocade 6% Nylon, 30% Metallic, 64% Acryllic

Dry Iron, Do Not Steam

Style 2164-1, RN49563

Size: 12


Bust: 39”

Drop Waist: 36”

From Shoulder to Wrist Opening: 22”

Inner Sleeve: 17”

Circumference of Wrist Opening: 10”

Shoulder to Drop Waist: 18”

Dropped Waistline to Bottom Hemline: 40”

Shoulder to Bottom Hemline (Total Length of Garment): 58”

Total Circumference of Bottom Hemline on Outer Skirt: 106”

Off the Shoulder Neckline Opening: 46”

This seller is a proud member of The Costume Society of America (CSA) and The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG).

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Vintage 1980s Victor Costa Black Velvet and Silver Brocade Formal Evening Gown Diana Style

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