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Exceptional Resort 2018 Christan Dior by Maria Grazia Chiuri Yellow Silk Chiffon Plunge Dress

This dress is phenomenal. The twin of this dress in a different colourway walked the runway as Look 47 for the 2018 resort season. The show was held in the remote Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve in Calabasas, California. The show was star packed with Rihanna, Charlize Theron and Solange Knowles there alongside the fashion pack. The inspiration for the show came from the archives and Chiuri said 'she went to the archives, where she came across the house founder’s Lascaux collection of 1951, inspired by the ancient cave paintings discovered in southwestern France a decade earlier.' This dress to me also harkened back to  the earlier Galliano era and in particular the Resort 2008 collection where a a yellow dress that is very similar to this one was shown.

This is a dress that is insanely sexy and bare feeling and yet that bright joyful  colour, minimal lines and feather light silk keep it feeling fresh. The dress is a made out of layers of silk chiffon, silk tulle and silk that falls like a dream over the body. It is light and easy to wear and feels like a dream once on the body. The lightness of the fabric allows it to move and float around you  as you walk and move. The bodice has a halter style front that plunges right to the waist. The front plunges into a low V that slightly crosses over itself where it meets the ruffled band of fabric at the waist. The tops of the triangle that cover the bust are twisted for detailing and then they fall into a deep V at the back that sits wider apart so that it actually has a more open squared off feel where it meets the waist. The sides are also left open and bare to the waist so that you have a flash of skin there too. Despite its bareness it is cleverly cut so that when you have it on it stays perfectly in place. The waist is seamed and finished with a ruffle of silk chiffon that adds to the feminine feel of the dress. This ruffled detailing sits just under the base of the plunge. Under that the skirt flows to the floor in a sweep of silk. There is a tremendous amount of fabric in the skirt and this gives the skirt beautiful movement when you move. The skirt has several layers. The top layer is a silk chiffon that has that touch of texture to it. Then there are two layers of silk tulle under that and a final inner layer of silk next to your skin. The lightness and fullness of the skirt lets it catch the air at your slightest movement and billows out around you as you walk. The effect this has once on and when you move is fantastic. The reference runway footage gives you an idea of how great it is and how fabulous it is on the body. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition with a small note below

Lined in a yellow silk as described above and closes with a back hidden set zipper. Tagged a FR40, UK12, IT45, US8. There are two tiny decently done repairs near the zipper that get lost in the fabric once on from where it probably caught when being zipped. It otherwise looks to have been worn very little if at all. Please see the photos after the label shot

Bust: no true side seams but each triangle will cover 7" across
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Innermost hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam, the outer layers are full and open
Bodice: 14" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 44" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4329

Reference Photos/Video: (1-2) Resort 2018 Christian Dior Runway, Look 47. Model Cara Taylor.  /  (3-4) Kate Mara in Dior at the 2017 Guggenheim International Gala.

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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