Spring 2020 Erdem Runway Look 41 Coral Red Embroidered Cut-Out Runway Dress w Buttoned Train

This was Look 41 and the second last look of the Spring 2020 collection. Vogie said of the collection in their review: 'Erdem Moralioglu’s long, stately procession of women tread on platform sandals along the gravel of a wide, tree-lined path in a London square. Seeing them silhouetted against the green led to yet another thought: how perfectly they fit into the scenery, like guests at a particularly well-dressed summer wedding.' his inspiration for the show was 'Tina Modotti, whom he characterized as “a romantic and revolutionary, a woman of principle. Each outfit was like a postcard from a part of her life." The pictures of Modotti’s life inspired Erdem’s voluminous proportions, the exaggerated shape of yoke blouses, rose embroideries, and the fringed shawls he tailored to sit on the shoulders without slipping. “It was the waistless-ness, tiers, the combination of Victorian dress and traditional dress that interested me,” he said." This dress exemplifies that Victorian feel that he was after and was one of the best dresses of the collection I think. 

The first thing that strikes you about the dress is the amazing color. It is an almost neon red coral that instantly draws the eye. On the runway it was shown over bare skin but this version includes a matching slip that you can choose to wear under it so you don't get that expanse of skin all the way down through the cut outs. The cut outs are incredible and cover the entire front of the dress. They are embroidered around their edges and have open spaces for your skin to show through between the embroidered flowers and designs. I love how he has carried these from the scooped neckline all the way to the hem and then down each sleeve. The body of the dress is cut to be more fitted across the very top and then widens out considerably as it near is the hem. This dress in particular is where you see that nod to the Victorian era in the way that it has been cut. The lines of it are stunning. The front panel has a more sleek feel and then the sides create volume on each side through vertical panels and then there is a massive amount of volume behind you. The top of the shoulders at the back have the same embroidered cut out continued onto it and then the remainder of the back and side panels are all a solid silk until the bottom of the skirt of the back where the embroidered cut out is again seen. The back sweeps out behind you in a train and I love that he has added a button and loop so you can bring that up so that the length of the back matches the front. This makes the dress that much more wearable because you can now wear it to a more non-formal event where a full train may be too much. It also gives the dress an even more interesting shape when you wear it with the train buttoned up. It is absolutely gorgeous and a wonderful piece of current fashion history. The dress comes with its original tags and has never been worn. Excellent condition

The slip axe as the lining and the dress it's self is unwind. It closes with a hidden setbacks zipper and each cuff buttons to close with for buttons and loops. The train buttons at the back as described above. The originals tags are attached and it has its original price of $6439. The slip is separate and slips over the head to wear. I have provided the slip measurements but you could always wear a slightly larger slip or no slip if you needed a bit of extra room. Tagged a modern UK8, US4, IT40, FR336

Sleeves: 26"
Slightly inset shoulders: 13"
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist-hips: open
Length: 58" from top of bodice to front hem and back when train is up, 70" at the back when train is down

Bias cut silk slip:
Bust: 15-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13-16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 56" from top of straps to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD4442

Reference Photos/Video: Spring 2020 Erdem Runway, Look 41. Model Wang Han.

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