F/W 1996 Givenchy Couture Runway Ivory Silk Taffeta Over Skirt Cape

I am very pleased to have found not only the date of the collection that this skirt is from but the dramatic video clip showing the runway footage of the piece in action as it was twirled and show to its greatest advantage on the runway. The footage also shows the cape version of the piece though the way that this over skirt is constructed will easily allow you the freedom to let it play double duty and wear it as either. It is made from a silk taffeta that has a beautiful top stitch pattern worked over the seams of its construction and in a dense pattern adorning the waistband. This band crosses over itself and closes with a combination of snaps and hooks. Each side of the hip is gathered along an angle set pleat that gives it a slight pannier feel, and also creates the perfect bit of room for your shoulders if you choose to wear it as a cape. The back is cut longer then the front and there is an immense amount of fabric in it. This is from the last collection that John Galliano did for the house before being replaced by Alexander McQueen. Excellent condition

Unlined and closes at the band with a combination of hook and snaps.

The waist currently will fit about a 23-23.5" waist. The hooks could be moved at least a couple of inches if you need extra and you probably could even have a seamstress do something clever to extend or add some fabric to get what you needed from the waist since it is meant to sit open at the front anyway. The length is 45" from waist to shortest point at the front, 50" to the longest point at the back. The band adds another 4" at its widest point. The width is fully open. Tagged a 36. Note the fabric has a touch more ivory/cream tone to it in person.

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XXS-XS as it is now but the closure could be moved to accommodate a larger waist if needed so may possibly work on a SML-MED with alterations

Item# S833

Reference Photos & Video: F/W 1996 Givenchy Haute Couture by John Galliano Runway Show.

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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