Resort 2019 Givenchy by Clare Waight Keller Black Lace Dress w Side Cut Outs
I loved Clare Waight Keller's time at Givenchy and am very pleased to have this piece that is very well documented. The collection was inspired by Japan and while many of the pieces in the collection were easily recognizable as being under that influence she also mixed in some very strong powerful pieces like this dress. Vogue stated for their show notes; 'Waight Keller is often strongest when she is most nuanced and she has a consistent track record of keeping her designs wearable". Claire was also quoted as saying “There’s a powerful woman in there that I really love; she’s a very strong character who loves a strong shape—something that gives a real sense of fashion.”. Indeed this is a dress for a powerful woman. It was a key piece of the collection and was a part of the ad campaign that season. A version that was hot off of the runway was also worn by Rooney Mara. This dress is more to the longer version that Rooney wore.
I love this dress. It has strong clean lines and yet with the skin left showing with the open cut outs at the side and the play on transparency with the lace it also manages to have a soft and sexy feel. The sleeves are long and I love how one is opaque and one is made from lace so that you can see the skin through it. The shoulders are shaped and squared off. The bodice has built in lace triangles backed in a nude chiffon and they are inset into the dress at the front and then on the opposite side at the back. It skims over the bust and nips in at the waist. One side has an open cut out so that you get that unexpected flash of bare skin there. Under that the skirt falls in a bias cut. One side is gathered along a curved seam that helps shape the hips and then there is a panel of lace worked into the skirt under that. I love how the lace falls slightly lower then the rest of the skirt's hem. It softens the line and also gives it this wonderful movement when you move. The dress has never been worn and still has its original hang tag attached. It is wonderful. Excellent condition
Lined in a black silk through the opaque parts and a nude silk chiffon behind the lace on the bodice. It closes with a back hidden set zipper. Light padding in the shoulders. Original hang tag attached. Tagged a modern 38 . The original retail on this was over $4kUSD
Bust: 16.4" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 49,5" from neck to shortest part of the hem, 54" to the longest
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photos/Video: (1) Resort 2019 Givenchy Collection Image. / (2-3) Resort 2019 Givenchy Ad Campaign. / (4-6) Rooney Mara at the premiere of "Don't Worry, He Wont Get Far On Foot", July 2018. / (7) Credits 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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