john galliano

Gorgeous 2010s John Galliano Spanish Influnced Tiered & Ruffled Black Lace Bias Cut Dress

This is the second time I have had this extraordinary dress and this time it is in a larger size then the last one which I love. It is from John Galliano's own label and I believe it is from within those last few years that he held the position of Creative Director there. Galliano has always been known for his amazing bias cut gowns and this example is a stunning lace version of that. His work, especially the bias cut pieces like this, have a feeling of high decadence mixed with the glamorous luxury of the twenties and thirties. They are always beautifully cut. His work marries the old Hollywood feel of those past eras with the minimalist spirit of the nineties and early aughts and the results are stunning. I just love this dress. It is completely glamorous but at the same time very easy and comfortable to wear.

This dress is exceptionally beautiful. It is made out of a soft black lace with tiers and flounces made from that same lace. It is completely cut on the bias and once on the body it skims over your curves and highlights your shape. The inner lining is a stretch nude that makes it extremely comfortable to wear and give it that nude dress illusion. The lace is draped over that so that the entire dress simply skims over you. The neckline is set in a V at the front for a bit of skin to show and the shoulders are slightly wide set. The back has a low scoop that is covered with a single layer of the lace. This is set to drape down softly and I love that you can see your skin through that part. This also picks up perfectly on the lower part of the skirt to tie it all together. The bust has some angled seaming so define it a touch and then the dress skims over the waist and hips from there. On the lower skirts there are multiple layers of lace ruffles that wrap around you and are set on curving angles. The placement of the ruffles draws the eye vertically and give you the illusion of added height.  They also create this massive volume that you only see once you move. It is incredible. I also love how the ruffle visually anchor the dress and darken the illusion of lace of a nude base as it nears the hem. This ruffled technique makes it feel like it might just be some fabulous gown from the twenties or thirties. It is just stunning and in its original supermodel, uncut length. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a bias cut silky nude rayon. It closes with a hidden set side zipper. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. The bias cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes.

Bust: 19-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16-17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 26" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 64" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD4351

Reference Photos: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture.

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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