Fabulous Resort 2017 Celine by Phoebe Philo Cut Out Black on Black Floral Print Dress
I think at this point in time everyone pretty much recognizes certain Celine pieces from the Phoebe Philo days and this black dress is one. This was Look 6 in the Resort 2017 show. Vogue said of the collection 'Truth be told, Resort and pre-collections are the places Philo has always secreted away her best—meaning most durably fashion-proof—clothes. This time, there are some quite radical proportions going on. What catches the eye most in the new lineup is Philo’s swaggeringly womanly tailoring'. As with the Spring show Pheobe avoided all press and it drove the press mad. But it did not matter because her clients were loyal to a fault and still are. They hunted down her work whether it was published everywhere or not. Her work has spoken for itself ever since and still garners the same devotion if not more.
This is an easy dress to wear and is instantly recognized as one of hers. It is made out of a black floral jaquard and the black on black floral print is gorgeous. The two tones of black catch the light differently and give the dress an added layer of interest once it is on. Devoted vintage fans will recognize the fabric as a nod to the jaquard that designers like Ossie Clark used in his work decades before in the 1970s. The dress has sleeves that end just above the elbow and it is meant to skim over but highlight the bust. From there is begins to widen out with an easy cut waist and fuller hips. By the time it reaches the hem it is quite wide and this gives it a lovely movement when you move. The attention is brought up to the face with those gorgeous cuts out. The neckline is scooped and then under that on one side there is a curved shape cut out of the front and then there is another slice taken out from the top of that sleeve. It is just the exact right amount of skin for a Celine girl to have. The dress is in mint condition with its original tags and its original uncut supermodel length hem. And it has pockets hidden along the front seams. Excellent condition
Unlined and closes with a hidden set back zipper. Tagged a 38. Original tags attached and in perfect condition
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 63" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photo: Resort 2017 Celine Presentation, Look 6.
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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