Prettiest Resort 2012 Christian Dior Hand Crocheted Pink & Orange Geometric Halter Dress
The Dior Resort 2012 collection was focused on pieces that would travel from the city to holiday. The twin of this dress was Look 11 in the collection. Vogue said of the collection that; 'That blue (used in another piece, along with coral, helped create a summer-in-Portofino vibe. If a resort could claim royalties for atmosphere theft, Portofino would surely be that place this season, and Slim Aarons could stake a claim too, because his photographs of the monied at play have been equally influential.' ...they continued to mention the crochet pieces specifically saying 'Maybe that accounted for the sixties flavor, not just in those Liz Taylor-worthy caftans and a handful of crocheted hostess gowns'. To me this was one of the best pieces of the collection and certainly one of the prettiest.
This dress is just a stunning testament to the work that house of Dior does. It is out of a dyed cotton and entirely hand crocheted. This actually gives some weight to the fabric but the cut makes it feel perfectly balanced once on the body. The colours are extraordinary. They combine a natural un-dyed cotton with a bright coral tangerine and a strong bright pink. The crochet work has several different weights to it in terms of the pattern and these helped form the design that runs over the dress. The colours are used to further emphasize the pattern. Most of the weave has an open effect so that you catch a glimpse of bare skin underneath or the colour of whatever you choose to wear underneath. The neckline is high and I love the feather feeling pattern that runs around its base and over the shoulders. The opening for the arms are cut on an angle down from there. The pattern switches to horizontal bands over the bust and then the rest of the dress falls from under that to the hem. A large diamond pattern covers the main body of the dress and then around the hem it switches back to a more horizontal feel where you have a more elongated diamond design. I love the little Dior embossed button at the back of the neck. With Dior it is always these little details that are wonderful to see. The dress is absolutely gorgeous and a vacation or summer must have. It looks to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition
Unlined and slips on to wear with a button above a keyhole at the back of the neck. It looks to have been worn very little if at all. Tagged a small. The knit does have some stretch and I have done the measurements at their a comfortable range laying flat.
Bust: 14-16.6" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16-23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 59" from top of neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photo: Resort 2012 Christian Dior Look 11, Model Alexandra Tretter.
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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