Incredible Spring 2015 Vivienne Westwood Ivory Corset Dress w Draped Multiway Extended Panels
This incredible 2015 Vivienne Westwood dress was a dress produced for the shops and it ended up being celebrity red carpet favourite that season. It is stunning on the body. A version of it that was more covered on the top walked the runway show that season and then we found shots of Kim Kardashian in what appears to be its twin when she attended the La Traviata premiere at Teatro Dell’Opera. Emmanuelle Chriqui also wore a version in a different fabric for the Entourage London Premiere. These evening pieces are always done in a more limited production and that plus its extensive red carpet provenance makes this is a fantastically collectible dress that is also extremely beautiful.
This is classic beautiful Westwood. The dress is strapless with built in molded cups at the front that top a boned front corset panel. There is stretch netting along the inner sides and then additional boning at the back. The fabric is draped over that inner corset and the neckline is curves up at the front over each breast. A panel of fabric drapes across the front and it extends out on either side to long ties. On one side the panel is stitched around to part way at the back and then the other side is only stitched in place at the front which allows you to play with the placement of that panel more. I photoed it several ways and you can also see in the reference photos how you can wear that panel on the shoulder or around the arm, tie it all the way to the back or bring it around to the front for a full strapless look. I love this extra versatility and this kind of detailing is Westwood to the core. The waist is nipped in under that and then the dress glides over the hips and falls to the floor. The fabric has been draped and swept up over the dress as it falls to create the beautiful draping and folds that you see. I love how one side of the skirt is swept up and stitched into place. A high open slit is hidden under the folds of the skirt where it sweeps up and when you walk or sit you get a fantastic length of bare leg. It is fantastic and a very special piece. This would make an amazing wedding dress for a bride or could be an alternative dress in a more extended wedding celebration. And of course it could also be worn to any fabulous and glamorous event. It has never been worn and still has its original tags attached. Excellent condition
The corset is boned through the front and back and has built in molded cups. The sides are a stretch netting. The skirt is lined in a soft ivory silk satin. It closes with a back zipper to the waist and then a second zipper is set under that at the back.The colour is slightly more ivory in person. A touch of grubbiness along the edge of the hem here and there. Tagged a US10 UK 14, FR42, IT44 with all original tags attached.
Bust: 16-17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam with a B-C cup
Inner waist: 14-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 12" from top of bodice to inner waist
Length: 57" from top of bodice to front hem, 65" to the back hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photos: (1-2) Spring 2015 Vivienne Westwood, Final Look. / (3-4) Kim Kardashian at the La Traviata premiere at Teatro Dell’Opera on May 22, 2016. / (5-6) Emmanuelle Chriqui In Vivienne Westwood at the Entourage London Premiere, June 2015.
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