Vintage sheath dress from artist/clothing designer Fiorella Mancini and the Fiorella Gallery dates to the late 20th Century. It is made of black velvet that features amorphous creatures that are stenciled allover in gold in the style of Gallenga. Squared scoop neck. Drop waist. Skirt is tiered on both sides. Unlined. No closures. Can be worn with optional sash.
Condition: Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
The Fiorella Gallery was opened in the mid-1980's by Fiorella Mancini, and her store/gallery is located in Venice. From her store's website-
"Surrealist, late-gothic, post-pop are only some of the labels that have been put on her. But Fiorella Mancini defies all classification attempts. She makes a generous use of sexual references and modern fetishes; she manipulates human fears and desires to produce her unique creations. Day-glo vibrant colors, plush silks and velvets, sassy statements, silver screened tees in graphic motives and humorous juxtapositions amaze, surprise, invite the public to reflect."
Vintage dress dates to the 1950's was made by Rima of London. It is made of silk chiffon with diagonal stripes that resemble water colors in bold jewel tones of pink, blue, green, and goldenrod. Fitted bodice has over-layer with a round neck, keyhole opening at center back, and gathering at the center front waist. Fitted skirt also has overlay of fabric that is pleated all along waistband and has a slit in the center front that extends from the waist to the hem. Fully lined with synthetic fabric. Center back metal zipper.
Condition: Very good with a some scattered small holes in the chiffon, one of which was pointed out in the photo, and another which is a result of a run in the fabric, gets lost in the folds at the center waist.
Bust: 38" Waist: 27" Hips: 40" Length from Shoulder Seam to Hem: 39 1/2"
Vintage dress dates to the 1970's and is made of a synthetic jersey with a floral print. Black ground with tropical hues of pinks, grays, greens, blues, oranges, and yellows. Long, triangular angel wing sleeves. V-neck. Asymmetrical hem dips at center front and center back. Unlined. Very sheer. No closures.
Bust: 34-38" Waist: 32-36" Hip: 40-44" Across Shoulder: Approximately 16" (no shoulder seam) Sleeve Length: Approximately 21" Center Back Length: 55 1/2" (at longest point)
Vintage dress dates to the 1940's and is made of blue rayon with a painterly floral print in shades of mauve, green, and white. Fitted bodice has short sleeves, a round neckline with a turned down collar that is tacked together at center front and keyhole openings in the front and back. Front neckline has gathered detailing on either side of keyhole opening. A-line skirt. Lightly padded shoulders. Side metal zipper closure and looped button closure at center back neckline. Unlined.
Condition: Excellent with the rayon having no fading and is evenly colored. We see no visible flaws.