This dress was so well documented and photoed when it came out for the Spring 2017 collection it is almost mind boggling. It is instantly recognizable as Phoebe's work and it is amazing. When I started to hunt for references for it I found all the ones that are here, plus there are probably more out there that I just have not yet seen. All of Phoebe Philo's pieces for Celine have reached cult status and the prices are just continuing to rise. Her work is a must have for the vintage collector and this is a particularly hard to find dress that is rare and collectible.
The dress is made from a stretch jersey and this one is finished in one of the three colours/patterns released in this style. The bodice is set over the bust with a wide flat cut at the top and then it angles down to the keyhole at the waist. There are elastic straps that you slip your arms through and the front just skims over you. The back is left completely bare and dips quite low so your entire back is bare and open. The key hole at the front is set so that it is twisted over itself and just this little detail alone give you a glimpse into the magic of Pheobe's vision and quirky aesthetic. The skirt is suspended from that knotted keyhole at the waist. Elastic runs through the top of it so it is very forgiving and accommodating. The skirt widens out into a loose and easy draping of jersey to the hem. Once you have slipped on the dress it simply hangs and drapes down and around your body. It is incredibly comfortable and easy to wear while being devastatingly sexy. The jersey has a lot of stretch so the size on the tag is almost meaningless. This one is a 34 but will easily fit a range of sizes from probably about a 0 to a 6 or 8 with ease depending on your frame. This is true fashion history and one of the most documented pieces I have ever seen. A testament to the genius of Phoebe and the impact of her work on fashion. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. Excellent condition
Unlined but the fabric is opaque. It slips on to wear with elastic at all the edges. It is tagged a 34. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. The fabric has incredible stretch so it should fit a large range of sizes.
Bust: covers to 22" flat across the front
Waist: 13-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 15" from top of bodice to elastic waist
Skirt: approx 42" from waist to hem and might come up a little depsneign on what size you are and its need to stretch horizontally
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
Reference Photos: (1-4) Spring 2017 Celine Runway Collection. Look 4. Model: Mali Koopman. / (5) Edie Campbell photographed by Mikael Jansson, Vogue Paris, March 2017. / (6) Daphne Groeneveld phtographed by Zoltan Tombor for The Sunday Times Style, March 2017. / (7) Photo by Choi Yongbin, Harpers Bazaar Korea, 2017. / (8) Jip Boxstart photographed by Van Mossevelde for D La Republica, February 2017. / (9) credit unknown. / (10) Shin Min Ah photographed by Kim Yeong Jun for Elle Korea. April 2017. / (11-12) Vogue Australia's fashion director Christine Centenera in Celine at Vogue Australia’s 60th Anniversary Supper, December 2019. Photos by Hugh Stewart.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.