Fall 2009 Gucci by Frida Giannini Black One Shoulder Jersey & Leather Ad Campaign Dress
This particular dress was one of the standouts of the Fall 2009 Gucci presentation collection. On the runway it was shown as a mini and in Vogue's review of the show it was mentioned specficially; 'With the slicked-back hair, crimson lips, and mirrored shades, it was hard glamour for hard times, with the occasional half glance back at Tom Ford's heyday in a blue fox chubby or a skimpy one-shoulder black jersey dress with a slice of patent in the neck.' And it is indeed a dress that you might think was a Tom Ford at first glance. The shorter version was used in the extensive ad campaign that season as well. When it was sent to the stores they produced it in this longer version as well as the short. This one has its original tags and was never altered so is in its original supermodel length.
The dress is made out of a silk jersey that has incredible drape and movement. It is cut supermodel length and then some. Even on my tall dress form it went well past and puddled on the floor. This is a dress that is meant to come to life once on the body. You kind of have to look at the runway photos and then imagine the skirt falling all the way to the floor and what an incredible impact that would make. It is cut with a single sleeve that come out wide from the shoulder and waist and then narrows down as it reached the wrist. The neckline is then angled across the front and at the back it dips into a low angled cut that is set quite deep to the side. This leaves the majority of your back exposed and is very sexy. The dress skims over the body from there and falls to the floor. At the back there is a very high slit partially hidden by the overlapping of the fabric and this lines up right under the post of the open back. The neckline is accented by a strip of patent leather that has a holographic finish to it that subtle catches the light in a rainbow of colours. It's fantastic. Still has its original tags attached and has never been worn. Excellent condition
There is a second layer through the body in the same stretch jersey as the outer layer. It closes with a hidden set side zipper and there is an inner waist stay that hooks to close. The sleeve is a single layer of the fabric and has a button and loop to close. The dress has its original tags and even an extra button for the cuff. Tagged a size 44. The dress has stretch so should fit a range of sizes.
Sleeve: approx 26"
Bust: is variable as there are no true side seams with how it is cut
Inner elastic waist stay: 13-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 69.5" from top of shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-XL
Reference Photos: (1) Fall 2009 Gucci Runway. Look 33. Model: Freja Beha Erichsen. / (2-6) Fall 2009 Gucci Ad Campaign.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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