Archival Spring 2016 Vetements Runway Over-Sized Red Dress Unworn w Tags
For the Vogue review of the Spring 2016 Vetements show, Sarah Mower stated: The entity that goes under the name Vetements has caused quite a quake through fashion—bottom-up, from nowhere. Just when—by looking at mainstream corporate luxury-goods norms—it seemed that cool was dead and buried and nothing “alternative” could ever again survive, along came a couple of brothers, Demna and Guram Gvasalia, and their collective of friends, to prove skeptics wrong....At top speed, Demna Gvasalia and his co-conspirators confirmed everything their following likes about their off-kilter, elegant, giant-jacketed tailoring and clunky romantic dresses, and then bettered it all. ...Then came the dresses, in a stunning number of new, colorful, and punchy-sophisticated ideas....Demna Gvasalia himself learned the ropes at Maison Martin Margiela, before setting up Vetements and getting on with proving that there can be a different way of doing things. Apart from their stylistic insights into what people really want to wear, it feels like the beginning of something else, too—perhaps something like the power of niceness and friendship in an industry that could do with a lot more of that."
This dress was one of the favored among the street style set and was photoed endlessly it seemed for various editorials. It sold out world wide and was wait listed. It is impossible to find even now and I am very pleased to have sourced one that has never been worn and is absolutely pristine. It feels as fresh and avant garde as it did then and will absolutely be a future collectible. The color is a deep red and the cut is oversized. The body of the dress is made of layers of a chiffon and the sleeves and all the ruffles are made out of a heavier, stiffened fabric that gives them shape and structure. I love that the sleeves are cut in a very traditional carving line. The shoulders sit extra wide and are meant to be prominent. The skirt is set asymmetrically and this was the beginning of this detailing that has gone on to become one of their signatures in current collections. It is remarkable and a true piece of fashion history that will only increase in value as time passes. Unworn with all original tags attached. Excellent condition
Lined in the same chiffon and slips on to wear. Tagged an XS but is meant to be worn over-sized. It will fit a range of sizes because of this. Original tags attached
Bust: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 29" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG
Reference Photos: (1) S/S 2016 Vetements, Look 34. / (2) Vetements Outfits Photographed by Inez + Vinoodh, Vogue, March 2016. / (3) Bella Hadid in Vetements, ELLE US, February 2016. Photo by Dan Martensen.
This garment has never been worn and is in its original new with tags condition. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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