Stunning Fall 2006 Christian Dior by John Galliano Red Dress w Train & V Back
John Galliano was moved from Givenchy to Christian Dior in October of 1996 and stayed there until he was dismissed in February of 2011. This dress is from the Fall 2006 collection and was a piece that would have been produced in limited quantities. The dress appears to have never been worn. Every season a series of beautiful pieces were produced alongside the more flamboyant runway pieces and these really show the blend between John's talent and the heritage of the house.
This is a beautiful dress that showcases the restraint and elegance that the best of the labels work has always had all through its decades of its history. It is pieces like this that truly give the word timeless its meaning. The dress is cut to a supermodel length and that extended back skirt make it feel even longer. Everything about the cut is done to lengthen the girl wearing it and give her one long and beautiful line. The shoulders are slightly squared off, but not in an exaggerated way. The sleeves are long and and cut fairly straight with a neat little button in the same fabric at each cuff. The bodice of the dress is cut to skim over you with a bot of a blousing over at the waist. The waist is seamed for shape and it has a tie made from the same fabric that is attached at one side and then looped through an opening on the other. This lets you cinch in the waist as much as you need to but without having a full belt there. The end of that tie is very long and trails down the one side of the skirt for a pretty detail. The back is done in direct contrast to the coverage of the front. It is cut into a deep open V that leaves most of your back bare and open. It also blouses just a touch like the front did and I love the soft curve this creates and how it softens the starkness of the plunge. All of these design details are so subtle yet all add up to a stunning silhouette. The skirt falls from there to the floor in a great sweep of fabric. from the front it falls and widens out as it nears the hem and at the back it has extra panels so that it widens and extends out behind you. It is simple and refined and yet full on drama. There is not a single unnecessary seam and it is just a stunning dress that is beautiful to see in person. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a red silk and closes with a low hidden set zipper at the back. Each cuff buttons to close. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Tagged a modern US6, IT42, GP10, FR38
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam and can be cinched in with the tie as described above
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 47" from waist to front hem, 60" to the longest point of the back hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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