Incredible 2000s John Galliano Fine Black Lace Dress w Train & High Collar
This dress is from John Galliano's own label and is an incredible example of all the elements that his work is known for. 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.
This dress is exceptionally beautiful. It is made out of an ultra fine black lace that is cut to follow and mold to the body as it curves down the length of you. It is completely cut on the bias, is miles long and once on the body it skims over your curves and highlights your shape. It is extremely comfortable to wear and the lace drapes over a black silk interior that gives you the barest touch of coverage. The lace is transparent of course and the chiffon semi-transparent so there is the effect that you are seeing the body under the dress. The neckline is incredible. It is cut in a dramatic panel of lace that is caught up on one side. This is angled slightly to the side and is top stitched an gathered to anchor that huge collar. The collar can be worn low or almost as a hood depending on how you wish to have the lace lie and how much you allow the panel to open. The way that lace top sits you get a glimpse of one shoulder that is very sexy. Under that the dress swoops down tot eh floor with a trained back. There is a little snap at the very end of the train and that snaps into place along the side seam. This allows you to pick the train up off the floor. I took a photo of the skirt both ways so you can see how this change in the skirt transforms the dress. A tightly spaced row of buttons and loops run down the side. This button technique is derived from the gowns of the twenties and thirties and this play a large part in the vintage feel the dress has. It is stunning on. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a bias cut black silk. It closes with a that row of side buttons and loops that you see. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. The bias cut will allow for a little stretch and a bit of range on sizing. The train snaps into place along the seam if you wish to wear it without the train
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 64" from shoulder to hem with another 19" for the train
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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