Fall 2007 Marni Black & Red Graphic Pattern Dress w V Neck That Can be Worn Back or Front

This amazing little dress is from the days when founder Consuelo Castiglioni was the head of the company and acting Creative Director. The brand launched in 1994 and quickly became known for their innovative prints and the way she mixed and matched colors. This is classic Marni from this time period. The twin of this dress walked the runway that season on Kasia Struss. 

This dress is one of her very easy to wear loose and open smock pieces. They are just genius. It has sleeves that run just past the elbow and the cut through the body is loose and full. On the runway it was worn with the V to the back and you can see how this creates an oversized feel to the dress from the front. The neckline is a simple scoop on that side and then at the back it plunges to a deep V. On the skirt under the V the fabric has been gathered and seamed to create an off-set gathered feel. The dress falls in a loose baby doll smock feeling shape around and below that. This one has the added advantage that you can easily flip it around and wear the deep V to the front. It has such a quirky shape that you can totally get away with it. You can also add a belt to give it more shape and an entirely different look. It is like getting four dresses in one as you can wear it both to the back or front and then belted either way as well. It is also very easy to wear and travel with. The fabric is a synthetic crepe and it stays virtually wrinkle free and is just heavy enough to hold the shape. It is a great example of her work during this time period. Plus it has pockets. Excellent condition

Unlined and slips on to wear with no closures. Pockets hidden along the hip seams. It looks to have been worn very little if at all. Tagged a 46. The loose and easy cut should fit a range of sizes

Sleeves: 16"
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 38" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD3795

Reference Photos: Fall 2007 Marni Runway Collection, Look 55. Model: Kasia Struss.

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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