2010s Balmain Black Jersey Dress w Strong Shoulders, Front Knot & Keyhole
This is a spectacular bold silhouette Balmain dress by Olivier Rousteing. The fabric is great. It's just heavy enough to hold the shape and structure that the dress has but without feeling thick or too structured. The shoulders have Rousteing's signature bold and sharp shape and the sleeves taper to the wrist from there. The fabric on the skirt is draped in towards the center front so that you get the effect that the hips are wrapped in it. The front bodice also is wrapped down and into that center knot giving the illusion of an even smaller waist. The bodice of the dress has a long open keyholes at the front and this is balanced by a high neckline. At the back, the Balmain signature chunky zipper runs down the back. It is spectacular and sexy and a collectible both now and as a future vintage piece. It appears to have never been worn. Excellent condition.
Unlined and closes at the back with the signature chunky brass Balmain zipper. Padding in shoulders. Appears unworn. Tagged a modern Balmain 40. The fabric does have some stretch
Shoulders: to 17" due to the shoulder pads that extend beyond the natural shoulder
Bust: 17-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17" from neck to waist
Skirt: 19" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photo: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture.
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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