2012 Alber Elbaz for Lanvin Nude Blush Silk Collection Blanche Wedding Gown
This is the second time that I have had this stunning dress in the shop and I am so pleased to have another so soon after the first. This is a lovely wedding gown by Alber Elbaz for Lanvin is from the 2012 collection.
The dress is gorgeous and I love that is is not a traditional white but rather it uses a combination of a soft blush nude silk at the top and then the skirt is a soft pastel ivory with a slight grey undertone. The bodice is made from a fine silk in that soft pinky nude and it is suspended from the shoulders with straps that have been detailed with pearls and crystals. These are set on a fine silk netting for a romantic and delicate feel. At the back they trail down past the bottom edge of the top for a pretty detailing. The waist is detailed with a wide silk grosgrain ribbon in an ivory. It wraps around you and then at the back each end extends out so that you can tie it into a bow. The extra long ties fall almost to the hem of the back skirt. The skirt itself is amazing and very full. The fabric has a slight texture running over it and is just thick enough to hold the shape and volume that you see. The front falls in more of a sleek column feel that gains more width as it nears the hem. The back is gathered in large pleats and all of the volume you see is from the way the skirt is cut and gathered combined with the fabric that was used. I did not add any additional crinolines under this for the photos, though if you wanted it to be even fuller you easily could add one underneath and get a very full and voluminous look. The back is trained and it has the most beautiful lines as it trails out and back behind you. Excellent condition with one small note to review below
The top is a double layer of the silk and the skirt is unlined. It closes with the signature exposed Lanvin zipper at the back. The attached ribbon at the waist can be tied as you wish. It appears to be unworn but there is some very minor grubbiness to the back hem, most likely from being stored on a rack. Most of the dangling bits on the straps are missing their stones. They can be replaced or removed altogether. Please see the photo after the label shot. The colors are better in person and softer
Bust: to 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 50" from waist to front hem, 60" from waist to back hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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