Gorgeous Fall 2013 Balmain by Olivier Rousteing New w Tags Metallic Eyelash Mini Dress
This is a spectacular and bold Balmain dress by Olivier Rousteing. This dress was a piece made for production for retail but I have included the runway reference photo of the suit that had the same fabric as this dress does. You can also see where this mini got it's strong shouldered silhouette from that photo as it was obviously based on the jacket of the runway suit. It is like Olivier closed the front of the jacket to make it a dress and then extended the jacket just enough so that it could be worn as a mini. I love it.
The fabric on this dress is fabulous and it takes it from being a simple little black dress to something really special. It has a 3D quality to it from the eyelash detailing and I love that it has that added metallic finish. The whole dress has a touch of glitz to it because of this. It has just enough weight to it hold the shape and structure that the dress has but without feeling too thick or too structured once on the body. The shoulders have Rousteing's signature bold and sharp shape and the sleeves taper to the wrist from there. There are five gold toned metal snap buttons at the end of each cuff for another play on that suit feel. The neckline is done in a deep V for a bit of skin to show and then one side wraps and hooks over the front of the hips. The fabric on that top piece is gathered in and up to play further on the feel that it is wrapped around you. At the back, the Balmain signature chunky zipper runs down the center almost to the hem. It is spectacular and sexy and a collectible both now and as a future vintage piece. It has all its original tags attached and has never been worn. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a black silk and closes at the back with the signature chunky brass Balmain zipper. The inner lower skirt is closed all the way around. One side of the front wraps and hooks into place. Padding in shoulders. Tagged a modern Balmain 40. All the original tags and it comes with an extra button for the cuffs.
Shoulders: 15.5" to the seams and then the shoulder pads extend beyond the natural shoulder a bit
Bust: 17-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 32" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photos: Fall 2013 Balmain Runway, Look 11. Model Othilia Simon.
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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