Spring 2018 Jacquemus by Simon Porte 'La Bomba' Closing Look Hoop Skirt Dress
Vogue said of the Spring 2018 'La Bomba' show that 'Jacquemus: the young designer, his models, his friends, his sun-drenched South of France Instagram—they’re everything about the French which makes foreigners writhe with envy. Welcome to Paris! ....Not to mention the fact—for goodness sake—that we were all in the Musée Picasso, a national landmark never before used for fashion.' Simon Porte, the man behind the label is self-taught and this collection in particular cemented his cult-like status. The collection was a tribute to his mother who he lost at a young age. 'You see, Jacquemus is my mother’s name,' he said as his models surrounded him at the end of the show. 'She was shy, and she was sexy. It will always be about her, I don’t care! That’s me.' This was the closing look of the show and it was one of the strongest pieces of the season. It was photoed for vogue that season and shown extensively on their social accounts. And one is one of the hardest pieces to get a hold of.
The dress was one of his first examples of using this modified and updated hoop-skirt. It is made out of a raw feeling cotton linen mix that has a slight texture to it and was left in a natural linen color. The dress is suspended from the shoulders with two tiny straps of the same material. The neckline is cut straight across and the body of the dress is cut slim and more tubular giving it a shape reminiscent of the 1920s. The fabric is softly gathered around the bodice giving it a subtle detail that feels easy and natural over the body. It runs down and past the waist and then flares out to meet the seam set below the hip line. The skirt flares out from that dropped seam and it has incredible volume to it. There is built in heavy stiffened net structure underneath that helps to hold that exaggerated shape through the hips. This gives it the feel of a modified version of the hoop skirts of the 20s and 30s that designers like Paul Poiret and Jeanne Lanvin were doing. The ease and casualness of the fabric give it this great contrast between that historical feel. It is a beautiful dress to wear and I'm glad that we found some video clips so you can see the incredible movement that it has. It is the perfect summer dress and a definite important future vintage piece. It might even make an amazing dress for the bride looking for a non-traditional choice or as an alternative dress in a more extended wedding celebration. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition with one note below
Fully lined in a matching cotton through the bodice. It closes with a hidden set side zipper. Internal structure under the hip in stiffened tulle helps to hold the shape along with the seaming. Tagged a modern 38. I see a couple of tiny scattered blue spots at the front that look like they are in the actual weave of the fabric. A small mark inside the bodice. Please see the photo after the label shot
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Under bust: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 54" from top of shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS SML
Reference Photos/Videos: (1-2) Spring 2018 Jacquemus Runway, Look 48. Model: Naki Depass. / (3) Photo by David Luraschi. / (4) Vogue, February 2018. / (5) Woman wearing Jacquemus during Paris Fashion Week SS19, September 24, 2018. / (6-8) From the Jacquemus Instagram.
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