john galliano

2000s John Galliano Purple Floral Print Silk Bias Cut Ruffle Dress

This dress is from John Galliano's own label and I believe it is from within those last few years that he held the position of Creative Director there. Galliano has always been know for his amazing bias cut gowns and this gorgeous example is no exception. His work, especially the bias cut pieces like this, have a feeling of the decadence mixed with the high luxury of the twenties and thirties and they are beautifully cut. They marry the old Hollywood feel of those past eras with the minimalist spirit of the nineties and early aughts and the results are stunning.

This dress is gorgeous. It is made out of a bias cut ivory silk that has a pretty garden floral print that covers it. The print has a very delicate feel to it and gives it a little French flare. It is detailed with with tiers and ruffled flounces that are made from the same silk. It is completely cut on the bias and once on the body it skims over your curves and highlights your shape. It is extremely comfortable to wear because of this. The silk drapes over a nude colored interior that gives the ivory of the top layer a slight nude tone to it. The dress is suspended from teeny silk straps and the neckline at the front dips down. The body of the dress skims over the bust, waist and hips. Both curved and angled ruffles are set to wrap around the body. They detail the neckline and then curve across the body and follow the angled hem. At the hem the ruffles layer over each other to create a double row finish. The skirt is cut to expose one leg quite high up. The bottom skirt is very full and widens out with tiers of ruffles lace set all around it. This ruffled technique is one derived from the gowns of the twenties and thirties and this play a large part in the vintage feel the dress has. A little silk rose surrounded by a splash of faux fur details the the bodice just under one strap and the hip on the opposite side. It is stunning on. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a bias cut silky nude silk. It slips on to wear with no closures. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. The bias cut will allow for some stretch and a bit of range on sizing. Tagged a FR36, US2

Bust: 15-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 53" from shoulder to longest point of hem, 32 to the shortest

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD3287

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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