Resort 2013 Sold Out Wyatt Dress Preen by Thorton Bregazzi
This dress was offered through one of Moda Operandi trunkshows back in 2012 and I do not believe that it was produced beyond that for the American market. Resort collections have much smaller runs and that is always a bonus for collectors of a line's earlier pieces as they become more rare and more valuable as time goes by and they are harder and harder to find. The original cost on this was $1300 before taxes and this one was purchased and never worn. It is made of silk and has a long and easy cut that is still appealing. The supermodel length is perfect if you are tall and the pattern still works if you need to shorten it. The reviews of this collections say it best and it is of particular note that they all reference this particular dress or its print especially - I would hazard to say that it was the star of the season;
Sarah Mower of Vogue said; "Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi’s vibrant arrangements are far more modernist, but just walking into their showroom is enough to make you blink with pleasure as you drink in the color. “There are hydrangeas, poppies, gerberas, chrysanthemums, which we love,” said Thornton. “But we wanted to do something nontraditional with them. So we started looking at Jeff Koons’s paintings with all those super-bright pop colors and brushstrokes dragged across them. And Nick Knight’s photos of flowers.....And there are long, breezy shapes in which nothing much touches the body from the shoulder to the ground, but which still manages not to look schlumpy.” and the Vogue runway review said: "The natural English flowers that decorated Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi's Fall prints simply morphed into plastic-fantastic, joyfully fake blooms inspired by those that Koons creates. They gave up all pretenses of naturalism—indeed, many of the prints puddled around the hems into graphic streaks of pure, painterly color. The scale was juiced, too: Their oversized poppy and hydrangea prints, splayed on simple day dresses, pencil skirts, and cropped sweatshirts, were positively steroidal. But because Thornton and Bregazzi leavened the bombast with moments of calm—like the plain crepe back on a print-front dress—they got a lot of mileage out of going faux. Peter Rabbit might've run scared, but shoppers shouldn't. More flower, more power."
The dress retails its tags, is unlined and slips on to wear with a button and loop above the back keyhole. 100% silk and in new, unworn condition. Tagged a M and meant to be worn loose and easyShoulders: 16.5"
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 66" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
Reference photos: Preen and Moda Operandi
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