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Beautiful Fall 2003 Christian Dior by John Galliano Black Lace Jacket Top w Velvet Trim

This gorgeous top or jacket is from the Fall 2003 Dior Boutique Collection and is a staggeringly beautiful example of the work John Galliano was doing during this time. In the shops you had the option to buy a matching skirt that had a transparent panel at the bottom. I've seen the set available in black, red and a green and maybe the new owner of this one might one day hunt down the skirt now that they know. My client only purchased the top at the time as they were available separately. As a stand alone piece its spectacular. It is the kind of thing that you can pair with just about anything. It would work with a sleek pair of pants, wide pants, long skirt, short skirt. You can layer things under it or layer things over it and it can easily go from top to jacket depending on how you style it. The body the jacket is made of an open weave black lace that has a floral pattern running through it. It is very beautiful and this bit of transparency against bare skin is both stunning and sexy. The front is dropped into a low V and there's a single button at the waist to hold it into place. It is meant to fit the body and it curves in at the waist and over the hips once on. At the back it's gathered and ruched at the low back to help create that shape through the waist. The sleeves are long and each ends with a cuff of black velvet. This black velvet edging is also used to create the pretty collar and continues all the way down and around the hips. It is gorgeous. When the skirt is present as a set this is sold for well over double what I'm asking for this top. So if you do find the skirt you've already made a solid return on your investment. Excellent condition

Unlined and closes with the single button at the front. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. The lace does have some stretch

Sleeves: 25"
Slightly dropped shoulders: 16"
Bust: 17-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 27" from neck to hem but may come up a bit when on

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# S982

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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