Documented Pre-Fall 2008 Stella McCartney Teal Silk Gown
Bias cut, silk chiffon layers give this beautiful gown a light as a feather feel while keeping it looking expensive and chic. Stella McCartney makes exquisite evening peices and I love having the occasional newer piece in the shop if it is one of hers. She really cuts and puts together her gowns with a nod to old school techniques. The pre-fall and pre-spring collections are always produced in smaller numbers making them that more coveted as vintage for the future. This was a favorite on the red carpet that season and was seen on both Scarlett Johansson and Poppy Montgomery. It is made of a soft teal silk chiffon that is cut on the bias with a second inner layer in a matching silk this gown is cut with a masterful and romantic touch. The lightness of the fabric used for the skirt allows it to drape and flow beautifully with a slight flare at bottom. Because it is cut on the bias it feels more like a column when the wearer is standing still and only displays its wonderful fullness once you move, walk or twirl. The way it is cut is very couture like and it has a definitive "Madame Gres" feel to it. It has that classic one shoulder shape and the shoulder from which the entire dress suspends ties to create a romantic and feminine finish. I love the pleating through the bodice that extends down into the waist and then softly opens into the non-pleated skirt - very Grecian goddess. Excellent condition.
The skirt is fully lined in a second layer of matching colored silk chiffon that is also bias cut. The bodice is lined a a matching silk. It closes with a hidden side zipper and ties at the top of the one shoulder. It is tagged a modern 40 but McCartney pieces fit small so you should know your sizing in this label or make sure to check the measurements below
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 62" from top of shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Runway reference photo credit: voguerunway.com
Poppy Montgomery & Scarlett Johansson credit: coolspotters.com
Photoshoot Reference Photos: Photographed for creative purposes by Nikki Ormerod, Styling: Nadia Pizzimenti, Hair & Makeup: Ashley Readings, Model: Constance from Plutino Models.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.