1995 Christian Dior by Gianfranco Ferre Runway Graphic B&W Dress
This dress is from the Spring 1995 collection as worn by Carla Bruni for the runway show. I have included a photo form the show and also you can watch the clip of the show to see it in full action. Supermodel Helena Christensen also wore it on the cover of British Vogue in June of that year. It is am amazing piece of fashion history and the dress is stunning and very sexy.
The dress is a beautiful example of Ferre's work during his time as Creative Director for Dior. The dress is cut to fit and show off every curve. The bodice has built in cups and the neckline curves down in a slight scoop. At the back it does that same low scoop. The straps curve up and around the shoulders from there. The straps extend up from the fabric of the dress so there is no seam to break the line of the eye. From there the dress hugs the body like a second skin until it reaches the hem. The hem is set just with just a touch of a flared finished so you get a bit of a fluted shape that adds to the hourglass effect of the dress. The fabric is a soft, sueded finish feeling jersey that has just a touch of stretch. The dress curves down from the neckline in an unbroken line, curving in at the waist and then curving out and over the hips. The tag is numbered and it is a rare piece of fashion history. Overall excellent condition with a note to review below
The dress is fully lined in an ivory silk. It has built on cups that are formed and with under wiring built in. It closes with a side, hidden set zipper. The tag is numbered 97127. Note that there is some slight color run to some of the white parts around the bodice area. I have included a photo of the side it is the worst on and the strap where it also shows. These are shown after the shot of the label. Because of the graphic nature of the print it is not something you notice when it is on as it feels more like a play on the light. It is priced with this taken into account. The fabric has some stretch but the cups do not. Note that if you are thinner the length will fall a little longer on you. My dress form just fit this so the length came up a touch
Bust: 15-16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam and the cups are best suited for an A - small B
Waist: 13-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 54" to the longest point of the back hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photos: (1) Carla Bruni for Christian Dior S/S 1995 Runway Show. / (2) Helena Christensen in Christian Dior, Vogue UK, June 1995. / (3-4) Rihanna wearing this dress in California, August 2019.
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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