Sexy Spring 2001 Christian Dior by John Galliano Strapless Blue Dress w Leg Garter Strap
This is the dress that was just worn by AnnaSophia Robb and this amazing dress is from the Spring 2001 Dior Boutique Collection and is a fantastic example of the work John Galliano was doing during this time period. There were two versions of this dress made. One that had a simple straight hem and the other that had the buckled garter strap that this one has. I personally prefer the one with the strap. It just elevates the entire dress to a different level and it has a bit of a subversive sexiness that you see in Galliano's work. I have included some shots from the 2001 show that show the use of the buckle in several pieces. This dress was a production piece and not shown in the show but I think it should have been. It is a fantastic dress and I'm very pleased to have it in the shop.
The dress is strapless and cut to follow and skim over the body. Shaped cups sit low on each breast and have underwire built in underneath them for a lift. It skims from there over the waist and hips. The shape is created by long panels that are sewn vertically together. Where the panels attach they are top stitched with a zigzag stitch for added detailing. Down the front two seams there are silver metal loops and pins. These are meant to be detailing but you could actually use them to lace the dress in at the waist if you wished by adding some cording or laces. The top of the dress is trimmed with a strip of blue stamped leather to appear like a snake skin. On one side just above the cup it buckles into place. A layer of deep blue tulle peaks out from above the edge. There is a second buckled leather piece that sits at the base of a high slit down one side of the leg. This is meant to strap around your upper thigh like an exposed garter beneath the slit above. This is what gives this particular dress is extreme sexiness. It is a fantastic dress and is fantastic on. Excellent condition with one small note below.
There is an inner cupped and shaped bodice made of lingerie netting that is lightly boned. There is rubber around the inner edges at the top and bottom of the corset to help hold it into place. The rest of the dress is lined in a blue silk. The corset closes with its own zipper inside and then the dress closes over that with hidden side side zipper. The garter buckles around the leg. Each side of the garter extends out from each side of the hem so you don't have to worry about the size of it around your leg as it is not a closed circle. I see a little bit of scuffing to the fabric in areas. Please see the two photos after the label shot.
Bust: to 16" flat across from side seam to side seam with an A-B cup
Inner waist: 14-15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 9" from top of bodice to inner waist
Length: 35.5" from top of bodice to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
Reference Photos: (1-2) Spring 2001 Christian Dior Runway, Looks 28 & 29. / (3-5) AnnaSophia Robb, in this dress, for the Women in Film Event, 2023.
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