Spring 2018 Vivetta Floral Embroidery, Feather Cuff & Metallic Brocade Dress
Designer Vivetta Ponti found Russian painter Andrey Remnev's work through Instagram and it led to a collaboration that showed itself on the 2018 runway. This dress was not shown on the runway but you can see parts of what make it up if you look through the presentation for that season. The same embroidered flowers adorn Looks 6 and 7; the feathered cuffs are on Look 2 and then there are more feathers on the closing two looks of the show; and finally, the metallic prints are referenced on Look 34. All these various elements have then come together on this dress and the result is magical.
The dress is so dramatic and so very pretty. It is cut to leave the shoulders exposed and bare. The bodice below that hugs and molds to your curves and the fabric has a bit of stretch to allow it to do this. Across the front are those beautiful huge blue flowers and the thread used for the embroidery has touches of metallic to it so that they really pop. Below this the skirt is shaped in a classic curved bell with lots of fullness to it. Even more in person then how it photoed on my dress form. It sits just about princess length once on, so that you get a peek of the shoe that you pair with it. The skirt is made from a gold lurex thread and has curving bands of the same shades of blue used in the flowers above. Between those an entire field of pink and green flowers circle around the skirt. Just above the top wavy line are little blue birds woven into the fabric. The sleeves finish the look dramatically with a huge explosion of hand dyed blue feathers that are set in expanding rows. It is just gorgeous. Some of her feather gowns that season retailed for over $10,000. This one still has its original hang tag and was never worn. Excellent condition
The skirt has an inner lining in a nude color and the top is unlined and closes with a hidden set back zipper. Original hang tag attached.
Sleeves: approx 26"
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 15.5-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5-14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 21" from top of natural shoulder to dropped waist
Skirt: 31" from dropped waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
I have a small collection of historically important, key designer labelled vintage furs, fur trimmed & feather pieces stored away in my archives that I will be slowly posting on the site over the next couple of years until I have none left. I will no longer be buying furs for the shop moving forward and have not purchased anything for several years now. I feel like times have changed and while there still is a place for vintage furs for some, including collectors and historians, many modern girls are choosing other options. Many of the pieces in my collection are representative of the designer during a set time period in history that was different then our modern outlook. I have decided that the best course to handle this controversial issue is to let the pieces I have go rather then sit in a cold storage unit. All fur coats, fur trimmed & feather pieces are final sale
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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