Prettiest Fall 2015 Samant Chauhan Ivory Silk Dress ư Extensive Bead Sequin & Embroidery Work

My client bought this fresh off the 2015 runway when she travelled to India that year. She instantly fell in love with the embroidery work that adorns the dress but never ended up wearing it. So it is still in perfect unworn condition. It is such a gorgeous dress and I love that we found the runway and video reference photos for you to see how beautiful it is on the body and how it moves. Samant Chauhan is based in Delhi and he centres his work around hand woven and embroidered textiles. He particularly loves working with Bhagalpuri silk, cotton and silk fabrics and that love of textiles is clearly seen in this dress. 

This is a stunning silk dress in a beautiful ivory colour with extensive embroidery worked over its surface. The dress has a pretty and simple top that closes down the front with hidden silk covered snaps. The collar is wide and full and the sleeves are pretty little caps. I love how he has added little details that give the silk different textures for different parts of the dress. For the sleeves he has lined them with a middle layer of stiffened netting and that honeycomb design peeks out through the top layer of silk for a touch of texture. On the bodice he top stitched all of the silk underneath the embroidery so it has a texture to it and then the skirt is left in its original state with just the embroidery on top. The bodice is done so that it skims over you to the waist. The waist is seamed but it has a bit of a generous feel to it. You can see in the reference photos and the runway video how beautifully this falls on the body. The skirt is extremely full and falls from the waist with a series of inverted pleats that are set all the way around so that it adds to that fullness. The way it moves once on is beautiful to see. Underneath the skirt are two extremely full layers of feather-light muslin that give the skirt its airy feel and that wonderful fullness that you see. The bodice has been elaborately embroidered so that it sits up and off of the silk underneath. Added throughout all of that embroidery are pops of metal cord, deep bronze sequins, metal thread and tiny little beads. The embroidery completely covers the collar and is set all the way around the bodice and then trails down the upper part of the skirt. It is such a pretty and romantic piece. Excellent condition.

Fully lined through the bodice in an ivory muslin and then the skirt has two inner layers as described above. It closes with hidden set silk covered snaps down the front. Tagged a modern Med

Sleeves: 9" and are 14" around 
Shoulders: to 16"
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 17" from neck to waist
Total Length: 60" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent:

Item# DD4564

Reference Photos/Video: Fall 2015 Samant Chauhan Runway Show at India Fashion Week.

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