Spring 2004 Chloe By Phoebe Philo Black Slinky Nylon Jersey Runway Halter Dress
Phoebe Philo had moved to Paris just prior to the Spring 2004 collection and this effect on her work was noted in the Vogue review of this collection: 'Now that she's moved to Paris, the London girl's references have acquired a French accent.... 'I went through my mum's old fashion magazines—she had a garageful, from when my parents were living in Paris in the late seventies. That's when I was born, she said, and I just thought the girls looked so gorgeous, fresh, and happy.' Another Magazine also did an editorial on Phoebe in 2016 and stated: 'Spring/Summer 2004 marked the height of Philo’s influence and lusted-after originality....The collection as a whole signified a new direction for Philo – a move away from looks infused with urban sportswear to grown-up femininity....There’s no doubt that Spring 2004 signified the beginning of Chloé’s (and Philo’s) reign over the wardrobes and department stores of the world.'
The twin of this dress was presented for Look 42 on the runway and was worn by Daria Werbowy. I love that it is a documented runway piece so that you can see just how amazing it is on the body in the reference photo. The dress is made from a slinky black nylon that falls and drapes over the body fabulously. The bodice is suspended by two tiny straps that come out from the centre front and then they angle up and over each shoulder and attach to the back. From the outside the dress looks like it is cut to just drape over you but inside it actually has a full built in interior corset bra with formed cups. This extends all around the back and then hooks there to close and hold the dress in place. It drapes over you and hangs loosely over the waist once it is on. The hips are more fitted with an elastic ruching. Phoebe was heavily influenced by vintage during this time period and you can see that in that elastic lattice detailing. This makes it incredibly comfortable on. There is a high slit on each side of the skirt that shows a lot of leg when you sit or walk. It is gorgeous and a very collectible Chloe piece. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition
Unlined through the body with a lined and structured built in corset bra. Hooks to close at the bag. Tagged an XS
Bust: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Underbust of interior corset: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: approx 49" from top of shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XXS-XS
Reference Photos: S/S 2004 Chloe Runway, Look 42. Model: Daria Werbowy.
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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