F/W 2008 Prada Runway Wait Listed Black Lace Dress
Yes, this is that lace dress from the Fall 2008 runway. When this came out it sold out before it hit the stores and was wait-listed world wide. And its still as good and wearable now. Maybe even more so as Miuccia always seems to design ahead of the curve. If you have been looking for that perfect LBD, look no farther as this is it. It is exquisitely made and designed with the lace detailing over the fine silk chiffon inner dress giving it lots of great high end detailing. Its simple shape belies the masterful construction inside as you expect from a piece from Prada. The dress is cut to skim over the body and the lace allows for bits of the skin to peek through but it does have a full inner silk slip that keeps it from being too scandalous (it was shown on the runway unlined but shipped to stores with lining in place). The lace is a dream - its a soft cotton lace that has layered floral accents giving it even more depth them it would already have. It has her signature forties feel to it and is extremely flattering on. Black never photos as well as some of the brights do, but you can be assured that this dress is even better in person. Excellent condition.
Vogue.com's review of this show said:
Miuccia Prada is about to do for the lace industry what Nicolas Ghesquière did for flower printers last season—send the mills into frantic overdrive. After glimpsing a piece of lace in her studio and at first ignoring it, she found the handmade fabric crept up on her, to the point where it took over almost the entire collection. "I thought using a little bit here and there is tacky, so we've had all Switzerland working on couture lace. They're in shock," Prada laughed after the show. "When you are working on something simple, the surface is important. I wanted to do minimal, something that was feminine and strong—but in the end, not so sexy. And there are a lot of references to early nineties Prada in there." ....There was an erotic force to the show that came out of the tension between covered-up shape and transparency, and an underlying, near-fetishistic darkness that steered the lace away from any sense of froufrou prettiness. Not quite goth, not quite dominatrix, it was an elusive thing to label. If it was one-note (and a bit disconcerting for fans worrying about where their winter coats and jackets are coming from), it also packed that powerful, slightly unsettling image that is, of course, the full Prada experience.
Fully lined in a fine black silk with the sleeves and upper shoulders left unlined. It closes with a back zipper that is hidden under the lace. Tagged a Prada 44 but know your size in Prada or check measurements
Sleeves: 17" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 42" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-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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