Beautiful 2013 Lanvin Blanche by Alber Elbaz Strapless Ruffled Ivory Silk Wedding Gown
This is an absolutely beautiful wedding dress by Alber Elbaz for Lanvin from his 2013 collection. He did several variations of this dress and I've included a few of them because I think that it gives you an idea of how the dress will look like on the body. It is stunning and doesn't feel like your typical wedding gown. As good as it looks on my dress form it is even better on an actual body that give it shape. It is a really beautiful dress.
The dress is gorgeous and I love creamy ivory colour of it. The dress is made from a fine silk detailed with ivory coloured silk ribbon. The bodice is strapless dress skins over the body from there to the hem. At the back it is gathered up in that elaborate ruffle detailing. This gathering brings the dress in slightly under the hips and gives it a pretty interesting shape as it falls around you. The ruffles are tremendously beautiful. They are set down the back where they trail down past the hips. They are elaborate and caught up with stitching to hold them in place. The top of the bodice is detailed with a silk grosgrain ribbon that wraps around the upper edge. This goes all the way around you and you tie it into a bow at the center of the back as the perfect topper to top the cascade of ruffles. To create the shape over the body is made from horizontal panels that are set on top of each other from the top of the bodice is all the way to the hem. Each panel is top stitched at its bottom edge and overlaps the one under it. The edges are finished with his signature slightly raw feeling edge on these and the ruffles. The fabric has a slight texture running over it and is just thick enough to hold the shape that you see. It is so pretty. Excellent condition with one small note to review below
The top has a lightly boned corset to help hold the dress in place and shape you. There is an attached waist stay to also help. The inner bodice is lined in an ivory silk and the skirt is unlined. It closes with the signature exposed Lanvin zipper between the ruffles at the back. There is an attached ribbon that extends out from the neckline of the bodice that you tie into place at the back. It appears to be unworn but there is some very minor grubbiness here and there and a small area of spots that I have photoed. All minor. Please see the photo after the label shot. The color is slightly richer and creamier in person. If you needed more or less room in the waist it would be easy to expand or take in the inner corset. Tagged a modern 40
Bust: to 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner waist stay: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 60" from strapless bodice to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photos: (1) 2013 Lanvin Blanche Collection. / (2-5) Lanvin Wedding Dresses, credits unknown.
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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