Iconic Pre-Fall 2018 Celine by Pheobe Philo Snake Print 'Boa" Jersey Dress
As with so many of Pheobe's pieces for Celine, this dress was very well documented and photoed when it came out for the Pre-fall 2018 collection. It is instantly recognizable as being Phoebe's work and is one of her more iconic looks. When I started to hunt for references for it I found all the ones that are here, plus there are probably more out there. It was a definite favorite among the fashion set and was a regular look in do many street style shots of the day. All of Phoebe Philo's pieces for Celine have reached cult status and the prices are just continuing to rise. Her work is a must have for the vintage collector and this is a particularly hard to find dress that is rare and collectible.
This is one of the easiest dresses to wear that has ever existed. You just slip it over the head and then adjust the shape around the waist with the tie belt and walk out the door. That tie belt allows you to wear it low and loose or you can cinch it in and wear it higher up on the waist and have the top blouse over. The jersey is fantastic quality and is covered in that iconic python / boa snakeskin print. The neckline is high with a collar that is notched at the back so that it sits out from the neck a bit. It is yoked across the front shoulders and then it falls loose and easy over the body. The body of the dress has yards and yards of fabric in it. The sleeves are equally as voluminous and they come out from the waist area and narrow down to buttoned cuffed wrists. Tons of subtle details like a strap that extend from the shoulder of each sleeve, and french finished outer seams that add weight and keep the lines of the dress in place even with all that volume. And it has pockets. This is the genius of Phoebe where she manages to have something be so perfectly simple and easy and yet have so much drama at the same time. I love it. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. Excellent condition
Unlined and slips on to wear with a short hidden set zipper at the back of the neck. Original tie belt included. Tagged a 42 but very generous in cut. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. It should fit a wide range of sizes as long as the neck works.
Sleeves: approx 31" and meant to scrunch up on the arm once on
Shoulders: no true defined seam
Bust - hips: to 40" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 52" from neck to hem
Neck: 19" around
Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA
Reference Photos: (1) Pre-Fall 2018 Celine Collection, Look 45. / (2-6) credits unknown.
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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