Beautiful Fall 2018 Alexis Mabille Dusty Blue One Shoulder Dress w Lace Insets
Alexis Mabille graduated from Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne program in 1997 and then apprenticed for Ungaro and Nina Ricci before landing at Christian Dior. He spent nine years there and then launched his own label in 2005. He started with RTW and then in 2008 was granted guest membership on the official Haute Couture schedule. In 2012 he was granted Haute Couture appelation by the Commission de Classement Couture Création. His label at this time period was called Impasse 13, and under this label he did both a unisex and ready-to-wear collections mixed with new couture pieces. This dress is the twin of the piece that walked the runway for the Fall 2018 Couture collection and it is a stunning example of his work. On the runway it was shown in a pale lavender. I love this stunning soft blue version though. It is just stunning.
This is an absolutely gorgeous dress that is easy to wear and still very flattering. It has an easy to wear caftan feel to it but at the same time the silk moves with you as you move and suggests the body underneath. It is made of a dusty blue silk mix that has enough weight to make it flattering as it skims and drapes over you but that is still light enough that it easily moves. The silk is self backed in a satin finish that makes it feel amazing once on the body. The dress has minimal seaming and is cut to simply fall from that one single shoulder in a cascade of fabric. The other shoulder is left bare and exposed. On the side that is covered the fabric falls over the arm and down to the floor. There is an inset of lace that runs down the top of that arm and then continues to the floor. I love that you get just a peek of bare skin through this inset. Once it starts its descent to the floor he has inserted a panel of a semi-transparent blue chiffon. This allows a glimpse of your leg to show when you walk or sit. It a subtle sexiness that is fabulous. I have included runway footage of the couture version so you can see just how fabulously this one moves. It is just a fantastic dress. Excellent condition with one small note below.
Unlined and slips on to wear with a hidden set zipper under the arm. The easy fit should allows it to work on almost any size. Tagged a 42. In its original uncut supermodel length. There are a couple tiny marks on the back near where it folds in. You see then laying flat but not when on. Please see the photo after the label shot
Bust: to 25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist to hips: open
Length: 70" from shoulder to longest point of the hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA
Reference Photo/Video: Fall 2018 Couture Alexis Mabille Runway, Look 13.
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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