c2014 Christian Dior by Raf Simons Blue Silk Faille Dress w Pink Floral Embroidery & Beads
This is a stunning Dior dress from the Raf Simons era and I believe that it is the production / retail version of the dress that Jennifer Lawrence wore to the Hunger Games Mockingjay premiere in November of 2014. You can see the similarities in the cut and the use of embroidery at the front. I think I might love this one with its startling combination of pink and blue even more. It is extremely beautiful and perfectly representative of Raf's time at the label and what his vision for Dior looked like.
I love the pure elegance and refinement that this dress has. It is just simply a beautiful and pretty dress that will be perfect for any occasion. You could not go wrong wearing this. The fabric is a stunning deep blue silk with a beautiful smooth finish. This fabric choice allowed Raf to mold and shape the dress while still keeping it light in weight. All of the seam work on the dress runs vertically from top to bottom and many of the seams are set on curves to bring the shape the dress to life. The construction alone is something to admire on this dress. It really harkens back to the original heritage of the house and there's a strong nod to the work of the original Christian Dior. At the front the neckline scoops down slightly and the arm holes are softly angled in towards the neck. The bodice is shaped around you with curved seams and the waist nips in slightly. The skirt flares out from under there to be quite wide and full. The front hem is cut shorter than the back and again all of the seams help to add volume and shape. At the back the fabric crosses over itself into a V. This overlaps creates a panel at the center of the back skirt that adds extra volume and flare. The skirt is set on a curve at the hem and that extra fabric allows it to billow out behind you when you walk. Jennifer's version had more of a bustle at the back so this one is not quite as full as her dress, however if you did love that look you could add a crinoline underneath the skirt to achieve it because there is room. The final finishing touch is that spectacular embroidery work that is set across the front and over the back of the dress. The embroidery combines a vivid pink thread with a deep red that creates sprigs of flowers. Some of the stems are made from tiny seed beads and the flowers are highlighted with combinations of sequin and bead work. The shock of that pink against the blue is just fantastic and it's really what gives the dress that feel that this is indeed a Raf Simons creation. It is spectacular and appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a blue silk with ribbon edge finishes at the hem. It closes with a hidden set side zipper. Pockets on each hip. Tagged a US2, FR34, GB6, IT38
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 34" from waist to shortest point of front hem, 45" to the longest point of the back hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photos: Jennifer Lawrence in Dior at the Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 premiere, November 2014.
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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