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Spring 1999 Thierry Mugler Runway Documented Strapless Black & Ice Blue Chiffon Dress

The twin of this dress looked amazing on the runway for the Spring 1999 collection and I am so pleased to have this one in the shop. Finding runway references for Mugler's work is not always easy as he would often change designs for production and produced many pieces that were not shown on the runway. It's an extraordinary find and a gorgeous dress.

What I love the most about this Thierry Mugler gown is that the layer underneath the top chiffon layer is done in his signature soft blue colour. The effect that this creates as it peeks through the black top layer is just fabulous. It changes it from a black dress to a colour that seems to not quite fit a category as the two layers play off of each other. You get a sense of this in the photos I have taken but it is more apparent in person. The depth of colour changes over the course pf the dress too. As the light catches it in different ways you get different variations how dark or light it feels. He then played with that idea further and created a edging of triangles around the top of the bodice but folding and seaming the black chiffon to create the dark angled detailing that you see. The chiffon used for the top layer os all cut on the bias and set on long vertical panels. This gives it wonderful movement as it floats over the interior pale blue layer. The entire dress falls from the bodice which is shaped and formed to hug the bust. Inside it is molded and shaped to create inner cups. Tiny straps suspend the dress from the shoulder and it widens out as it nears the floor. The lightness of the fabric gives it lots of movement as you move. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition.

Ot is made up of three layers. A transparent black top layer of chiffon, A middle baby clue silk layer and then those are lined with a baby blue silky rayon. The bust is seamed so that it is shaped and fitted. The dress closes with a hidden set back zipper. Tagged a size 42 and appears to have been worn very little if at all. 

Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2110

Reference Photos: (1-2) S/S 1999 Thierry Mugler Runway Collection.  /  (3-4) Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, by Erin Leydon. Cherie is also wearing the Magnetic Midnight Egyptomania 'Nefertiti' Head Piece (click here to shop).

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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