2002 Christian Dior by Galliano Silk Velvet Floral Accent Bias-Cut Gown

$3,000.00USD

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2002 Christian Dior by Galliano Silk Velvet Floral Accent Bias-Cut Gown

$3,000.00 USD

ID: 0508221

Size: small

Condition: Excellent

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A simply stunning and highly coveted Christian Dior sheer black devoré silk velvet floral appliqué bias-cut gown. This rare Christian Dior treasure from John Galliano's celebrated 2002 fall-winter collection is a perfect example of his genius. Vogue stated that, "This fall collection is almost classic in it's Dior-isms containing all the patterns, symbols and accessories on which Galliano has re-built the house foundations. That means the love of the eighteenth century, an obsession with bias-cut dresses and a savage method of cutting all his own." John Galliano is widely considered one of the most innovative and influential fashion designers of the early twenty-first century. He mingled his references in often surprising juxtapositions to create extravagant yet intricately engineered and meticulously tailored clothes. This gown is everything you look for in Galliano era Dior! The fabric itself is a masterpiece; semi-sheer black devoré silk velvet with carefully placed pink and green raffia floral appliqués. The seductive beaded thin-strap draped bodice with asymmetric flutter sleeve has an effortless vibe that I find irresistible. Closes with elegant side covered buttons. Such a nod to 1930's design. The tiered ruffle skirting gives the gown a perfect amount of edge. A flattering bias-cut flows to the ground in a ultra flattering hourglass. This construction emphasizes a woman's seductive shape without adding any bulk or volume to the actual hips. As shown, Gisele Bündchen famously wore the pink version at the Dior Addict Party in October 2002. This dress is also a favorite of the talented American actress Elle Fanning. You will reach for this Dior anytime you want to look sensational. A rare wearable piece of fashion history.

Measurements
(marked a EU 40)
Bust: 34-36 inches
Waist: 26-28 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches
Total Length: 59 inches

This 2002 Christian Dior by John Galliano gown is in wonderful condition with no rips, holes or alternations. Closes with signature side fabric-covered buttons. Intricate detailing like the silk flower adornments and finely beaded shoulder strap look excellent. Fully lined in silk. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value. We added many pictures so you can appreciate this showstopper.