Chic Fall 2009 Christian Dior by John Galliano Black Silk Satin Dress w Asymmetrical Neckline
John Galliano was moved from Givenchy to Christian Dior in October of 1996 and stayed there until he was dismissed in February of 2011. This dress is from the Fall 2009 collection and was a piece that was produced in limited quantities for retail. The runway pieces that season where based lightly on Poiret and the Paris of the past and for production there was a group of more refined and elegant pieces like this wonderful dress. It is always interesting to see how John translated his over the top runway collections into elegant, wearable and yet still glamorous pieces like this dress. It is a beauty and really might just be a perfect black dress.
As good as the dress looks on the form once on an actual body it will only be better. His pieces really are cut to be on a living body and it is the person wearing his work that brings life to them and makes them look so good once on. The dress is made from a rich black coloured silk satin that is draped beautifully to highlight the lines of the dress. The fabric and the way it is cut and draped allows it to skim over the body and highlight your shape but without being tight. This cut also makes it very comfortable and easy to move in. Once on an actual body and you start to move in it the dress moves with you. The dress molds itself around the bust and and has this stunning off-set angled neckline that dips down on an angle to one side. The front of the dress is all about draping to cleverly accent your shape while not being restrictive to wear. An extra set of seams are set slightly towards the front of the dress and then draped panels of fabric are set within that. A panel angles down from the more covered shoulder across to the waist and then another panel is gathered along the side of that ho to angle down and across. The draped silk gives detail down the front of the skirt and then it starts to open up looser until it eventually falls and expands out into the lower skirt. The skirt has an unexpected slit that runs down the seam on the one side so when you walk or move you get this flash of leg. It perfectly balance the dip of the neckline on the other side for a bit of sensuality in an otherwise fully covered dress. At the back the dress falls in a sleek sheath of fabric. the dress flares out slightly at the hem for the perfect finish. It is a beautiful and glamorous dress and is in its original supermodel length. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. Excellent condition
The dress is fully lined with a fine ivory tissue silk. It closes with a hidden set zipper at the back. Each cuff has 5 covered buttons and loops. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. Tagged a FR40, GB12, IT 44, US 8
Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 65" from neck to hem
Slit: 33" from hem up
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
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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