roberto cavalli

Spectacular Spring 2007 Roberto Cavalli Runway Pale Turquoise Blue Silk Gauze Backless Dress

This Roberto Cavalli dress is from the Spring 2007 collection and is gorgeous. It's twin walked the runway that season and I am happy to have a video clip from the show so you can see how spectacular this dress moves when on the body. The first half of the Spring 2007 show was surprisingly soft and romantic for a Cavalli show and I loved the pieces. This was look seven for the show and I think it was one of the most beautiful dresses of that collection. The dress comes to me from the closet of a former stylist and it was never worn. It is exceptional and extremely beautiful.

The dress is made from a light silk cotton gauze that combines its natural off-white colour with a pale blue that hints at turquoise. Onto this is a secondary pattern that is hand-painted onto the fabric. You can feel the paint on the fabric and this extra layer gives the dress added texture. The bodice is made from two simple triangles that extend out from the waist and tie behind your neck with a long gauze straps. I love how the blue design on them comes out from the bottom of each triangle to highlight the shape of the bust. These are then backed in extra layers of silk so that you can safely wear the dress with nothing underneath. Under that is a band at the high set waist for definition and shape. This tapers down to almost nothing at the back as it curves around your waist. The skirt is remarkable. It is im its original supermodel uncut length. It is constructed so that when it reaches just above the bottom hem it is caught up and gathered up in under itself. A seam holds it in place and then the very bottom of the skirt extends out from under that. This gives the skirt incredible fullness and movement. When you are standing still you still get the feeling of fullness but when you move this construction technique allows the skirt to billow out around you. The fabric is so light and airy that when you walk it creates this incredible floating sensation. As good as it looks here it only really comes to life once on. The halter front leaves the back completely bare so that you your entire back is exposed and bare. The design that runs over the dress has a soft, romantic feel to it and the pale turquoise on the natural linen colour is spectacular. It is an incredibly beautiful dress and no matter how good it looks in the photos the sensation and tactile feeling of the fabric and lightness when you have it in hand is just phenomenal. It is a beautiful and glamorous dress that is red carpet worthy and would make an amazing wedding dress for the bride looking for a non-traditional choice or as an alternative dress in a more extended wedding celebration. And of course it could also be worn to any big event. It has an inner hand written tag still attached and looks to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition.

The halter is backed with silk so it is opaque and the skirt has an inner attached lining in a solid ivory version of the same silk. It ties behind the neck and closes with a low hidden set zipper. Tagged a Cavalli 40.

Bust: has no fixed side seams. Each halter covers to approx 7"
Waist band under the bust: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: Approx 15" from top of bodice to bottom seam of 2" waist band and can be adjusted with ties
Skirt: 52" from bottom seam of band at the waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3997

Reference Photos/Video: (1-7) Spring 2007 Roberto Cavalli Runway Collection, Look 7. Model: Marija Vujovic.  /  (8) Gong Li at the Cannes Film Festival 60th Anniversary Dinner, 2007.  /  (9) Leona Lewis at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, 2007.

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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