Valentina operated two small businesses before opening Valentina Gowns, Inc. in 1928. Valentina & Sonia was one such venture, where this evening coat could possibly have been designed. An example of Valentina’s early work is rare and this particular garment exhibits her ability to produce chic, simple designs. The configuration of the design and the surface decoration used, including metallic threads, glitter and glass, is unique and beautiful.
Evening Coat by Valentina, 1925.