Stunning 2010s Balmain by Olivier Rousteing Huge Floral Print Front Plunge Knit Mini Dress
This is a spectacular and bold Balmain dress by Olivier Rousteing. This dress was a piece made for production for retail and is one that was sold out everywhere when it was released. I actually own the twin of this dress and I have included some older shots of me on the dress so you can see how it looks like on. It is very bold and short but the huge floral pattern keeps it feeling bright and happy to offset the sexiness of it. I love it.
The print on this dress is fabulous and it takes it from being a simple little dress to something really special. It is made out of a tightly woven knit and that huge flower print is worked into it to cover the entire dress. The print just explodes in a bright wash of colour and then it anchored by the black neckline and bands of black at the hem and cuffs. It has just enough weight to it hold the shape and structure that the dress has but without feeling too thick or too structured once on the body. The knit helps shape you and it is super comfortable to wear. The shoulders have Rousteing's signature bold and sharp shape and the sleeves taper to the wrist from there. Each cuff is finished with his signature bold and chunky zipper and zipper pull . The neckline is done in a deep V for a bit of skin to show and the waist is banded for shape. At the back, the Balmain signature chunky zipper runs down the center almost to the hem. It is spectacular and sexy and a collectible both now and as a future vintage piece. It has its original tag attached and has never been worn. Excellent condition.
Unlined and closes at the back with the signature chunky brass Balmain zipper. Padding in shoulders. Tagged a modern Balmain 40. Original tag. It has a little stretch
Shoulders: 17" to the seams including the shoulder pads
Bust: 18-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 13" from top of bodice to top seam
Skirt: 20" from top seam to hem including the 5" banding at the waist
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
Reference Photos: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, by Erin Leydon.
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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