Fall 2009 Gucci by Frida Giannini Ad Campaign Black Jersey Draped Back Jumpsuit
This jumpsuit was one of the standout pieces of the Fall 2009 Gucci collection. Lily Donaldson wore it on the runway with a blue fur chubby topping it for Look 8 of the show. They also showed a silver version at the end of the show which I included a photo of so that yuou can see how it looks like on the body. In Vogue's review of the show mentioned her pant looks with this skinny leg saying; 'Giannini's personal imprint, repeated many times throughout the show, is the "Frida" pantsuit, which she introduced as a boyish balancer for all the glam gowns in her first collection. Now it has acquired bigger shoulders and a relaxed-hip, skinny-leg trouser fit, and, given its many representations in fabric options running from silk to jacquard to silver sequin to metallic leopard spot, it must be vindicating itself as a house best seller. For which, well done.' The twin of this jumpsuit was featured in the ad campaign that season making it a fabulously well documented piece from this part of Gucci's history
The jumpsuit is made out of a slinky silk jersey that has incredible drape and movement. This is a piece that is meant to come to life once on the body. You have to look at the runway photos to get an idea of how this will drape over the body because my dress form does not come close to doing it justice. It is cut with a simple tank style bodice at the front suspended from two skinny straps that curve up and over your shoulders. It is meant to blouse over a bit at the waist for a slouchy easy feel. At the back it dips extremely low with a tie running across the back to hold it in place. This leaves the majority of your back bare and exposed and is very sexy. The jumpsuit skims over the hips from there and narrows down to the hem for a skinny fit leg. At each side of the top of the hip / low waist there are ties inside an enclosed seam that allow you to cinch it in and get it to sit how and where you want. This allows you to bring the waist up and have the top blouse over more or you can leave is super loose and have that seam sit on the hips for a full and easy feel through the waist. A strip of velvet runs across the top and then down each side for a slight nod to a men's tux. It is fantastic. It looks like it was worn very little if at all. Excellent condition
Unlined and you step into it to wear. The back ties into place and the waist is adjustable as described above. Tagged a size 38 and seems generous since it is supposed to drape and tie into place around you. The fabric does has stretch so should fit a range of sizes. It is very hard to measure given its loose and easy cut.
Waist: to 16" flat across from side seam to side seam and can adjust with the ties
Hips: 18-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 20" from top of shoulder to dropped waist
Pants: 42" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
Reference Photos/Video: (1-4) Fall 2009 Gucci Runway Collection. Look 8 worn by Lily Donaldson. / (5) Look 41 worn by Lily Donaldson. / (6-7) Fall 2009 Gucci Ad Campaign.
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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