This is a gorgeous 1980s cocktail dress by American designer Victor Costa. It is quintessential 80s glamour- bright pink and gold metallic jacquard, off the shoulder, cinched waist, a billow of fabric over the left hip, finishing with a sheath skirt. The neckline is a V- shaped crossover, with the bodice pleated at the left side. Long sleeves with 4" zips at the wrists. Plastic zip closure at back. Fully lined.
COLOR: Fuchsia pink, gold, green.
MATERIAL: Polyester, Lurex
LABEL: Victor Costa. Made in USA.
Costa, a Texas native, attended the École d'Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris. On his return to America, he sold his fashion sketches to designers like Oleg Cassini and worked for the house of Suzy Perette in the 60s. He then moved to Dallas in the 70s, bought a fashion house and started manufacturing his own designs. By 1988, the company was grossing $50 million annually. His presence was huge in 1980s pop culture, with the stars of Dynasty wearing his designs, and Joan Collins wearing them outside of the show too! He was also a favourite of celebs like Brooke Shields, Joan Rivers and Betsy Bloomingdale.
In 1987, the New York Times reported that, along with Christian Lacroix and Arnold Scaasi, Costa "is widely recognized... as a significant contributor to the current vogue for flamboyant, super-feminine dresses that bare the shoulders, hug the waistline and billow and swirl over the hips."
CONDITION: Excellent! No notable flaws that we could find.
✂--- Allow for some ease.
Bust: 32 in. (81.5 cm)
Waist: 25 in. (63.5 cm)
Hip: 34 in. (86.5 cm)
Length from waist to hem: 26 in. (66 cm)
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