Pre-Fall 2015 Ricardo Tisci for Givenchy Black Silk Satin & Lace Dress
Buro24 said of this collection "Black is the new black ...For Pre-Fall, Ricardo Tisci created a modern, graphic lineup with edgy undertones – all predominately black. Givenchy stuck to its core for its latest collection. The Italian designer also added some romance to the dark collection... as well as draped silhouettes, which came in the shape of lightweight evening gowns." This dress was shown in an ivory for the presentation, layered over a red tank. It was the closing look of the collection for that season.
This is the all black version that was put into production in addition to the ivory one and it is gorgeous with his distinctive edgy touches mixed with high femininity. It combines a liquid silk satin with a very fine Chantilly feeling lace. The lace is as light as a feather and is used extensively through the bodice. This is what gives it that beautiful and delicate transparency. It plunges into a V with straps that curve up and over the shoulders. Little silver rings break the line of the strap at the front. At the back they stay slim until they meet the low set back. The top also has an opaque inset at the front midriff and then the lace around that continues low around the hips and down each side of the skirt. The skirt is actually quite full so has a wonderful amount of movement when you move. More of that fine lace circles the hem. At the back there are two excessively long, wide ties in the same satin as the skirt. These are attached to either side of the back waist and tie at the back as you wish. They can be tied up so they hang shorter or can even be done so that the ties trail down and behind you. It is a beautiful example of Ricardo's work while at Givenchy and will absolutely be a future collectable. Excellent condition
Unlined and closes at the back with a hidden set zipper under the a row of decorative buttons set at the low back. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 60" from top of shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photo: Givenchy Pre-Fall 2015, Look 36.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.