Fabulous Fall 2018 Maison Margiela by John Galliano Line 4 Full Length Red Sheath Dress

This is a more recent piece by Maison Margiela designed by John Galliano for the label. It is from the Line 4 division which were pieces not shown on the runway. The label tell us this where is has the number 4 circled. The Line 4 was first introduced in 2004 as 'a wardrobe for women'. It was meant to cover the basics for women and was described as 'a personal approach to dress, fixed on taste rather than on a seasonal approach to design, or a particular age group.' The dress is gorgeous in its simplicity.

The colour is a clear bright red that has just a touch of a coral in it. The neckline is a high set curve and the edges are deliberately left raw and unfinished. The dress falls from there on a straight column widening out slightly as it nears the hem. An angled seam runs across the skirt and this is the only seaming detail on the dress. The sleeves are cut extra long and are meant to be bunched up on the arm to become their own design detail. The edges on these and the hem are also left raw. At the back you see the signature four corner stitches in white where the label is set on the interior. They are set onto garments like this deliberately “The four white stitches only appear on unlined garments. They were devised so as to, realistically and ideally, offer the option to those confronting the garments for the first time to react to their form and energy, and not just the idea of “brand” as expressed via a label.” is how the house has described their purpose and Margiela has also stated that “What most people consider as our logo – the four stitches in the back with the white label inside the garment – had in fact the opposite purpose: it was meant to be cut off so the garment would be without a label and logo!” It is a gorgeous dress in its own right and has that brilliant tailoring and innovation that the label is know for. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition.

Unlined and closes at the back with a hidden set zipper. Tagged a 38. The dress appears to have never been worn or worn very little. The fabric has some stretch.

Sleeves: 27.5"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 17.5-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16.5-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5-20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3988

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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