Prettiest Resort 2013 Gucci by Frida Giannini Runway Look 12 Turquoise Plunge Silk Chiffon Ruffle Dress

The Resort 2013 show marked Frida's seventh year with the label and at this point she was riding a high. Vogue noted that 'Giannini has been on a roll lately and the new lineup is a worthy successor to the hit she had on her hands in February.' The twin of this dress in a dark burgundy was shown for Look 12 in the show. I actually prefer this brighter, stronger turquoise as it pops more and feels so fresh and lovely. It is spectacularly beautiful. The longer dresses from this show where all made in limited quantities and this one in particular is one of the best of the collection. It is gorgeous.

I love that the photo from the show lets you see just how spectacular this dress is on the body. And I think that as good as it looks in the still shot, it is even better in real life and moving. Because it is really when you are moving that this dress lives up to its full potential. There is an incredible amount of feather light silk chiffon that has gone into this dress. It is amazing. The dress floats and billows around you with your slightest movement. The bodice falls in wide panels at the front with a plunge that goes right to the waist. On either side of that is a vertically gathered silk panel and I love how the outer edges expand and fall slightly past the shoulders for a pretty and soft effect. It does the same at the back. There is an equally as low back plunge and it is set so that the panels have a slight bit of drape to them. This lets them sit a little off of the body. This little detail adds such a pretty and feminine touch. Wide ruffles in the same silk are set across the top of the shoulders and then continue down to circle all the way around the openings for the arms. The waist is banded and cut to be more on the loose and easy side. If you wanted to add more shape you could easily add a belt. The skirt is remarkable. It is in its original supermodel length and the skirt is made out of two layers of that beautiful pale turquoise silk chiffon. The outer layer of the skirt has many yards of silk in it and it is constructed to have this incredible fullness and movement. The fabric is so light and fine that when you stand still it falls in a pretty column around you without adding bulk. You still get a hint of the fullness that it has but then when you move the many yards of fabric that is actually there allows the skirt to billow out around you. The fabric is so light and airy that when you walk it creates this incredible floating sensation. As good as it looks here it only really comes to life once on. 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 lightness when you have it in hand is just phenomenal. It is a beautiful. Excellent condition with a minor note below.

Lined in a second layer of the same turquoise silk chiffon. It closes with a hidden set zipper at the back and has an attached strap across the back of the neck to hold it in place. I see a tiny area that has lightened slightly at the front plunge. It is along the very inner pleat at the edge so the pleat that sits above it actually hides it and you don't see it. You could actually have it folded over once more by seamstress if it bothered you and you'd never see it. Please see the photo after the label shot. Tagged a Gucci 46. The colour is a touch paler turquoise then how it photoed

Bust: variable and open
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner lining at hips: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17" from top of shoulder to the top pf the band at the waist
Total length: 67" from top of shoulder to the hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD4738

Reference Photo: Resort 2013 Gucci, Look 12. Model Bette Franke.

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