S/S 2008 Bottega Veneta Runway Light Grey Silk Cut Out Dress
The dress is a light weight silk in a light grey that falls to just past the knee. You can clearly see the influence of Gres mentioned above in the pretty pleat work and lines. The bodice is this is the star of the show with its cuts outs and meticulous gathers around each bare space. Each of those cut outs are formed with inner wiring around which the fabric is hand gathered and placed. This allows you to literally shape and mold the bodice to your own individual figure for the perfect fit. It also acts like a light corset and you can see on the runway photo of Sasha that on the proper sized girl this transforms into a beautiful, greek feeling goddess dress. Appears unworn. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a neutral silk net through the bodice and the skirt is unlined. The entire interior corseted bodice has interior wiring and boning to hold the shape and the fabric is hand sewn into place around the wiring that edges the cut outs. Hand finishes throughout. It closes with lingerie hook & eye at the interior side and large decorative hook & eye on the exterior. No size tag
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 35.5" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photo: S/S 2008 Bottega Veneta, Look 43. Model Sasha Pivovarova
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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