Early 2000s Galliano for Dior Check Silk Chiffon Bias Cut Dress
I love the graphic black and white, oversized check that has an almost digital feel to it and covers the entire surface of the dress. It is completely cut on the bias and skims and drapes over the body from the draped neckline to the tips of the skirt. The bottom skirt in set into the body of the dress in a series of seams that feels like the same technique used for dresses constructed in the 1920s. It flows and skims over the body to the skirt that is all angles and points in different lengths. A tiny, tightly spaced row of buttons runs down the side of the dress. This allows you to get into it and also adds that signature touch that he used on many of his dresses. It is very light and stunning on. It almost feels like you are wearing nothing at all the fabric is so light and fine. Added to this is the fact that the back is left completely bare and its hard not to fall in love with this dress. During his tenure at Dior he arguably produced some of the most amazing bias cut gowns in the houses history. His work, especially the bias cut pieces, have a feeling of the decadence and abandonment of the twenties and thirties and they are beautifully cut. They marry the old Hollywood feel of those past eras with the minimalist spirit of the nineties and the results are stunning. This is a beautiful example of his work during this time and it is beautiful. Excellent condition
Made of two layers of bias cut silk chiffon, the outer printed layer and then a white inner layer. It slips on to wear and closes with the series of buttons and fabric loops that run down the side. It appears to have never been worn. The bias cut will allow for a variety of sizes to wear the dress. Note the length does come up when on depending on the size of the girl underneath since it is cut on the bias.
Bust: 15-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: approx 60" from top of neck to longest points of hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
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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