Resort 2014 Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Backless & Caped Panel Silk Chiffon Dotted Confetti Print Dress
This dotted confetti printed fabric was used in several of the pieces for the resort collection in 2014 and then the team produced this dress as an option to the shops that season. It ended up being one of the more visible of the pieces from Riccardo Tisci's time as Creative Director for the house and sold out instantly in the few places that it was carried. I have the twin of this one in my own personal archives and this one is as pristine as mine is. It is one of the most beautiful pieces to have come out of his time at Givenchy and it is a piece that will only gain in importance as time goes by. In Vogue's review of the show it was noted that just the week before the Resort collection was debuted Tisci had won the CFDA's International Award and he was quoted as saying at the time that "This year has been beautiful and amazing for me". The confetti print was noted in particular in the review and as good as the pieces were that were shown, I think this piece is as strong or stronger then any of them. I love it.
The dress is magnificent. It is made out of a silk chiffon that is a very fine scarf weight silk that is very difficult to work with especially given the elaborate draping that has been done on this dress. The fabric has a slight texture worked into it. This helps to give the dress a little bit of lift and volume so that it seems to float around you when you move. It would have taken many hours and a high degree of technical skill to drape that silk so perfectly into place. The dress is cut to flow beautifully around the body. The neckline is set high with a band that curves around your neck. The bodice is gathered into that and then drapes down over your front in a series of soft gathers. These are then set into the the waist in a way that brings in the gathers but shows the most minimum of a seam on the exterior. This way there is no harsh line to break the eye. Instead your eye just follows down to the skirt that flows to the floor in yards and yards of silk chiffon. The halter front leaves your entire back completely bare. The waist line at the back is curved downwards slightly and above that is nothing but a bare expanse of skin. Two long panels of silk are attached at each shoulder so that they drape dramatically over and down towards the floor. You can wear them over the shoulder more so that you get a more caped effect or wear them more towards the back so that they act like long panelled trains that billow out behind you. All of the silk and layers are cut on the bias so the dress really has the most spectacular movement when you move. It is simple and classic but has a high impact feel at the same time. It appears to have never been worm or worn very little. Excellent condition
The bodice and skirt are lined in black silk chiffon and the dress closes with a low set back zipper and hooks to close at the back of the neck. Tagged a 38 and appears to have never been worn.
Bust: should fit a variety of sizes because of the open back
Waist: 12.25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 45" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photos: (1-2) Resort 2014 Givenchy Collection. Look 12 & 13. / (3) Credit Unknown.
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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