Adrienne Vittadini beaded dress, 1980s
The casual ease and feminine appeal of clothing designed by Adrienne Vittadini made her company a multi-million dollar enterprise in the 1980s. She won the Coty American Fashion Critics Award in 1984.
The sale of her business in 1996 left a void in the fashion world. Savvy collectors of vintage clothing know that special pieces of Vittadini clothing are already hard to find.
This gay dress is signature Vittadini. Fashioned from a blend of cotton piqué and spandex, our dress captures the simple yet seductive look of her better known knits molded to the shape of the body.
The clean graphic design of black daisies with large crystal centers on a ground of crisp white piqué is Vittadini at her best. The design is unfussy and feminine. The dress is shaped with princess line seams. It closes in back with an invisible zipper.
The condition is excellent. It is clean and ready to wear.
The size is marked "8 Petite." It measures: 36" bust, 31" waist, 36" hip, and 36" from shoulder to hem.