Easy to Wear 2010s Lanvin by Alber Elbaz Black Lace Illusion Dress w Button Front
If I am deciphering the tag on this dress correctly it is from the Fall 2016 collection. It was not a runway piece but it was not unusual for other pieces to be produced for retail by the brand. It is a gorgeous dress. From his very first collection for the Fall of 2002, Alber brought a beautiful silhouette to the house that was flattering to women but still was very easy to wear. This dress is based on just that theory and it is incredibly easy to wear. The dress is suspended from the shoulders by a thin strap that curves down to the back. It then passes through grommets and ties across the back to keep it perfectly in place The rest of the upper back is left bare above the dipped V there. The front also dips in a V and then the dress closes down the front with a series of gold edged glossy black buttons. It is cut in a loose and easy line that widen out as it nears the hem. At the waist are drawstring ties that run through a hidden tunnel running around the waist. You can use those to cinch in the waist as much as you like or leave them more open to get a more sheath dress feel. This makes it incredibly comfortable and accommodating once on the body. Pockets are hidden along each hip for a touch of ease to the design and the skirt is cut super model long. The body of the dress is a soft black lace feeling fabric with a nude silk underneath to give the illusion from afar that you are bare. It is then finished with an extra wide ruffle of the lace at the hem. It is also very versatile with the ability to go from day to night with a simple change of accessories. This one has never been worn and still has its original tags attached including an extra button. Excellent condition
The body of the dress is lined in a nude silk and the bottom ruffled part is unlined. It buttons to close with a drawstring at the waist as described above. Tagged a modern 34 but seems extremely generous in cut for that size so please check the measurements below . New with original tags
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from top of shoulder to waist
Skirt: 46" from waist to hem
Front skirt opening: 29: from hem to first button
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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