2014 Zac Posen Bias Cut Soft Purple Dress W Low V Back and Front & Exposed Edge Seaming

Say the name Zac Posen and you immediately think red carpet and glamour. He is one of the best known modern designers and his name was already a buzz with fashion insiders before he even launched his own self named label. He held his first fashion show at the age of 20 and that same year founded his own company, Outspoke, through which he opened his signature label. 2002 saw the debut of his first ready-to-wear collection and soon Natalie Portman was a fan, Vogue's Anna Winter threw in her support and the label was on its way. The label lasted until 2019 and was a red carpet favourite for all the years in between. My client told me that she had this dress for at least ten years and never ended up wearing it so it is as if it just stepped off a rack condition wise. A similar dress with some of the same design elements walked the runway for the 2014 season so I have dated it to that year. It is a stunning example of his work.  

This dress is just remarkable. It is very sexy and provocative once on the body. It is also in its original uncut length so perfect for my taller girls should they need the length yet would be alterable if you don't. The purple of it is very unique and in person it has a softer, dustier feel to it for lack of a better descriptive word. It is really stunning. The fabric is completely cut on the bias so off the body it is one ultra long swath of fabric but once on the body it settles around your curves and highlights everything perfectly. The front and the back are cut into a low V and then the waist nips it. The shape is all created by the most clever seaming that harkens back to the type of work they were doing in the 1930s. From the waist the dress curves out over the hips and then is cut inwards a bit so it sits along the legs. At about the knee the skirt flares out dramatically. When laid out flat the amount of fabric around the lower skirting is more than a full circle. When you move it moves and the effect is amazing. My photos don't come close to doing it its full justice and when it is on the body it really comes to life. If all of that were not enough it was then highlighted with series of raw edged, exposed seams that give it an almost futuristic feel and highlight the shape and curves of the body even more. It is incredible and even better in person and on a body. Excellent condition 

Lined in a mixed silk stretch fabric and has a hidden set zipper at the back. Bias cut and was never worn. Tagged a modern US 8 and the fabric does have stretch. The range given is the comfortable stretch laid flat. The bias cut will move to accomodate the body some as well. 

Bust: 17-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 66" from top of bodice to front hem, 70" to the back hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3852

Reference Photo: Spring 2014 Zac Posen Runway, Look 28.

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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