roberto cavalli

Incredible Fall 2007 Roberto Cavalli Ivory Pleated Silk Jersey Dress w Front Plunge & Rhinestones

This Roberto Cavalli dress is from the Fall 2007 collection and it is gorgeous. Its near twin in an iridescent green walked the runway that season for Look 43 and then this dress was produced for the shops in this deeper ivory colour. I included both the reference show photos as well as the video clip from the show so that you can get an idea of how spectacular the dress will move once on the body as the cut is so similar. Victoria Silvstedt also wore its twin to the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2008. It is gorgeous 

The dress is made from am ivory coloured silk crepe jersey combined with silver dome studs and crystal rhinestones. The fabric has been softly pleated vertically in a very Grecian - Fortuny type feel and this treatment lets the dress have its beautiful movement when you walk. Two wide straps curved over the shoulders and the the bodice has a deep plunge down the front. Inside the bodice there is a full built in boned and cupped inner body suit for shaping and it also keeps the dress perfectly in place. At the back it drops into a low square to leave an open expanse of bare skin. The bodice is detailed with strips of rhinestones and metal studs and it is placed just above each breast and then wraps down and around to the back where it extends out into a strip that hooks into place across your open back. Another length of the same detailing goes all the way around the waist to help define your shape and add curves. The skirt is remarkable. It is in its original supermodel uncut length. Here the pleats open up from the waist and this gives the skirt it's incredible movement and fullness when you move. When you are standing still you get a long column of silk but then when you move the skirt billows out around you. A high slit runs up the front that helps add to that movement and gives you a flash of leg. The fabric is light enough that when you walk it creates this incredible floating sensation. The back is cut slightly longer than the front and I love the sweep behind you that it creates. It is an incredibly beautiful dress and no matter how good it looks in the photos the sensation and tactile feeling of the fabric and pleat work when you have it in hand is just phenomenal. It is a beautiful and glamorous dress that is red carpet worthy and would make an amazing wedding dress for the bride looking for a non-traditional choice or as an alternative dress in a more extended wedding celebration. And of course it could also be worn to any big event. It was never worn and has its original hang tag in place. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a matching colour silk jersey. The halter has a built-in bodysuit that hooks to close beneath you and is boned and shaped through the bodice. Built-in lightly padded cups. It closes with a low set zipper and hooks above that. The strap that runs across the back hooks into place. Tagged a Cavalli 42 and has its original hang tag attached

Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam and you could easily reduce the strap at the back to make it smaller if needed
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15.5" from top of shoulder to waist
Total length: 60" from top of shoulder to front hem, 67" to the back hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4745

Reference Photos/Video: (1-3) Fall 2007 Roberto Cavalli, Look 43. Model Caroline Trentini.  /  (4) Fall 2007 Roberto Cavalli Ad.  /  (5) Kate Moss, in Cavalli, by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue, December 2007.  /  (6-7) Victoria Silvstedt, in Cavalli, at the Orange British Academy Film Awards, February 2008.

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