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Dress comprising dress, skirt, and belt in cadmium red wool twill. A; Straight sheath dress; below-knee length; jewel neckline; bracelet-length sleeves; back waistline seam at natural waist; back kick pleat; center back zipper; unlined. B: Thin self fabric belt; hidden hook closure; red leather facing. C: Flared wrap skirt, seven gore; above-knee length; rose silk taffeta decorative tie proper left waist; proper right front seam pocket; hook-and-eye closure center back waistband, open back; rose taffeta lining. Label, B: Valentina. Worn by Mrs. Kitty Carlisle Hart. See "Those Vintage Dresses That Defy All the Whimsies of Fashion," New York Times, January 9, 1970.

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  • Title: Dress in cadmium red wool twill
  • Creator: Valentina Sanina Schlee
  • Creator Birth Date: 1899
  • Creator Death Date: 1989
  • Date Created: 1945/1955
  • Provenance: Worn by Mrs. Kitty Carlisle Hart. See "Those Vintage Dresses That Defy All the Whimsies of Fashion," New York Times, January 9, 1970.
  • Type: Belt (costume accessory), Dress (garment), Skirt (garment)
  • Medium: Wool Twill, Taffeta, Leather, Silk (fiber)
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Valentina

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