(American, born Russia, 1899–1989)
Length at CB: 61 in. (154.9 cm)
Gift of Igor Kamlukin, 1995
Not on view
In the era of exposure of the back, Valentina ingeniously created a covered–up look with a single surprise—an adroit erotic charge at center front. Using slicing and suturing at that spot, Valentina gave drama to a dress that is otherwise monastic.
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