2015 Pre-Fall Christian Dior by Raf Simons Silver Sequin Shift Dress
This was the first ever pre-fall collection for Dior and was done under the creative direction of Raf Simons. It was presented in Tokyo in homage to the growing presence of the brand there. Raf said of the show to Vogue "I tried to imagine a woman who was very much into the language of Dior, but she also has her garden, and she has her boyfriend with a motorcycle in the city, or she's with her kids by the sea, or out with her dogs." Vogue also specifically mentioned the sequin turtlenecks that were shows layered under other pieces all through the show "The other side of the story was told by the second-skin sequin turtlenecks that Simons layered with most of the looks, giving the show a sensual, futuristic edge. Sure to be the season's hands-down must-haves (high street will try to knock off these babies in no time), they peeked out from the neckline of Bar coats and sleeveless Bar dresses and showed up with long fur vests with a 1960s zing"
A version of this dress with sleeves was seen on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and the same dress but in a different sequin color was worn by Cressida Bonas. The dress is extremely easy to wear. The sequins have been applied onto a stretch fabric so it conforms easily to the body under it. It has that signature turtle neck with a sleeveless shift silhouette under that. The sequins have a pinkish cast to them. They feel a true sillver in some lights and then are a far more pale pink in others. Take a cue from the runway and wear it layered under just about anything to expand its use to day time wear. Pieces from the Raf Simons years are already rapidly climbing in value and I think the new owner of this will look back at buying this and think what a steal. Especially on this particular piece with its excellent documentation and being from a historical first pre-fall collection. Excellent conditon
Fully lined in a white stretch fabric and closes at the back with a hidden set zipper. Tagged a US6, FR38, UK10. The fabric has stretch
Bust: 16-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 32" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photos: (1) Pre-Fall 2015 Dior Runway, Look 7, Model: Waleska Gorczevski. / (2-3) Cressida Bonas at the 2016 Dior Cruise Collection. / (4-5) Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, April 2016.
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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