Vintage Black & Red Striped Satin Evening Gown by Victor Costa
Click thumbnails for expanded view.
- Item Not Available
Vintage strapless black and red striped evening gown designed by Victor Costa for Sakowitz in the 1970s. Material is made out of 65% cotton and 35% rayon, and the gown is lined with black tulle. Size tag has been marked over, but measurements are: bust 38", waist 30", hips flared, length from waist 43". Excellent condition. Costa began his career in the 1950s, getting his first sewing machine at the age of 11. By the time he was in high school, Costa was regularly sewing dresses for his classmates. Obviously, fashion was something that came naturally to Costa, and he went to the Pratt Institute in New York and then on to Paris to further his skills and expertise in design and couture. He soon began creating bridal gowns for fashion house Murray Hamburger. Costa went on to become known as "The Copy-Cat King." At a time when there was no ready-to-wear, American clothiers routinely paid for the designs of famous European houses such as Yves Saint-Laurent and Dior, copying patterns and reproducing them in the American market. In a sense, it was like studying the masters, and Costa demonstrated a skill and talent for copying couture that set him apart from the crowd. By 1973 he had started his own design house.
Shipping:Negotiated with Seller
- Reference #
- Textiles, Clothing & Accessories
- Width: 0 inch
- Height: 0 inch
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 0 pound