Incredible Pre-Fall 2018 Gucci by Alessandro Michele Crystal Bow Velvet & Tulle Dress
Dakota Johnson wore the twin of this incredible dress for the 2018 Golden Globes and it is a beauty. That was the year that all the stars wore black on the red carpet. The gowns were donated after and sold at a charity auction. This dress does have a showroom tag on it and another tag with Look 30 written on it and I wonder if this somehow made its way to my client. The place she purchased it from had no previous information so without solid provenance I cannot say for sure but it seems that it is a definite possibility that this may be the actual dress worn by Dakota. If it is not it is identical. Dokaota landed on every best dressed list there was for this look and it is truly one of the mist stunning dresses I have seen.
Vogue said of this collection; "The Gucci girl (or shall we call her Guccy?) is a horror-movie buff. One of her favorite directors is the Italian Dario Argento, whose best work in the ’70s and ’80s celebrated Rome’s nocturnal dark side. Movies like The Bird With the Crystal Plumage, Inferno, and Deep Red have become classics of the genre. Alessandro Michele himself is a huge fan. With his help, for Pre-Fall the lovely Guccy roamed the Eternal City, touring a few of the bizarre locations where Argento shot his most sinister, spooky scenes, her adventurous looks a match for the quite extravagant backdrops." This dress was mentioned specifically; "Sipping a glass of Champagne at the majestic Art Deco bar, she looked her glamorous best in a trapeze-cut velvet dress embroidered with glittering shooting stars."
The dress is fantastic. The body of the dress is made from an inky black velvet and this fabric choice gives it a depth and richness that is gorgeous to see. It is cut in a chic sheath at the front with little velvet straps that curves up and over each shoulder. The bodice is cut straight across at the front and it skims over the bust. There is an attached belt at the waist where we see the first glimpse of whats to come in terms of crystals and embellishments on the dress. A buckle is made from diamond shaped crystals and pearls and adds shape at the front. It falls to the floor from there, gradually widening out as it nears the hem. Then when you turn around you get the full impact of this insanely gorgeous dress. The back is cut low across to leave the upper back bare and exposed. Then from the middle of the back are layers of tulle that cascade down and around you to the sides. There are three layers of tulle used to create the skirt. There is an inner black layer for support and than that is topped by a layer that has thousand and thousands of fused gold glitter dots onto it. The very top layer is just incredible. It falls from below a massive crystal detailing at the small of the back and it has streaming rows of rhinestones that create the tails of that 'shooting star' effect that Vogue mentions above. The detailing above that is astonishingly beautiful. It is an explosion of glass crystals that are topped by a 3D bow. As good as it looks in the photos it is even better in person. These catch the light from every angle and the skirts seem to flat around you. It really is an incredible piece. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a black silk with a built in cupped corset. The corset closes with its own side set zipper and the velvet closes with a hidden set side zipper over that. No size on the label.
Bust: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 13.5" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 48" from waist to front hem,
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photos/Video: (1) Pre Fall 2018 Gucci Collection, Look 30. Photo by Peter Schlesinger. / (2-8) Dakota Johnson, wearing Gucci, at the 2018 Golden Globes.
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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