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Ad Campaign Fall 2003 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway Silk Halter Dress

This gorgeous dress is from the Fall 2003 Dior Boutique Collection and is a staggeringly beautiful example of the work John Galliano was doing during this time period. I have had a black version in the shop before and am so pleased to have the red version whose twin was featured in the ad campaign on Angela Lindvall that season. A version also walked the runway on Ana Beatriz in white for Look 14 of the presentation. I love having all these reference photos for you so that you can see just how amazing the dress is. It is just spectacular and one of my favorite Dior pieces to date.

The dress is made out of a red stretch silk feeling fabric that hugs your curves amazingly once on the body. It is almost a bandage type fabric with an almost canvas like feel that has stretch to it so that it really hugs and holds the body in place underneath. A wide strap extends out from the sides and curves around the back of the neck. The bust dips down and is gathered in and towards the center. This gathering extends from five separate horizontal panels stacked on top of each other and brought into the center knot to emphasize the breasts. Below that he continues to play with this horizontal panel and knot idea bringing that gathered feel down in three other spots on the front of the dress. Panels of fabric are set on curves and angles which allow him to help shape it around the body. It has a touch of a 1940s dress feel to it and is extremely sexy on the body. The back is a simpler version of the front with no knots present. The halter there dips down to leave your entire upper back bare. There is a small slit set off-side under the center of the very bottom knot at the front and this allows a little bit of added bare leg to show. It is incredibly good on the body and a very well documented piece of fashion history. Excellent condition

Unlined and closes with a hidden set side zipper. There are two fabric buttons to close at the back of the neck. No size tag present. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. The fabric does have some stretch 

Bust: 15-17" flat across from side seam to side seam

Waist: 13-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: approx 39" from top of neck to hem
Slit: 5.5" from hem up

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD4512

Reference Photos/Video: (1-4) Fall 2003 Dior Runway, Look 14. Model: Ana Beatriz Barros.  /  (5-7) Angela Lindvall for the Fall 2003 Dior Ad Campaign.  /  (8-9) Jamie King in Dior at the Dior Dance for Life to Benefit the Aaliyah Memorial Fund, 2003.  /  (10) Kim Cattrall in Dior at the "Sex and the City" Sixth Season Premiere, 2003.  /  (11) Rose Byrne in Dior at the  Christian Dior Launch of the New Collection "D'TRICK", 2004.   /  (12) Ali Larter in Dior at the Dior Sponsors Artist's Ball Honoring Matthew Ritchie, 2004.

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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