A super seductive and highly coveted Christian Dior black sheer silk heavily pleated bias-cut slip gown. This rare Christian Dior treasure from John Galliano's celebrated 2004 spring-summer collection is a perfect example of his genius. Vogue states that John Galliano didn't go on one of his extensive research trips to come up with the Christian Dior concept for spring but perhaps he just popped across Paris to an exhibition of Marlene Dietrich's clothes that ran this summer. Galliano explains, "It was Marlene but then I thought, who would she be today? Marianne Faithfull, Janis Joplin, Courtney Love, Patti Smith!"
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 dress is everything you look for in Galliano era Dior. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; luxurious double layered sheer black silk that has been heavily pleated below the hip in an hourglass drop-waist. The thin strap low cut fitted bodice has the prettiest side covered buttons. Such a nod to 1930's design! The ribbon bow sash gives the garment a perfect touch of elegance. A flattering bias cut gown emphasizes a woman's seductive shape without adding any bulk or volume to the actual hips. The magnificent pleat work gives the skirting so much depth and texture. This is the type of dress you will reach for anytime you want to be noticed. A rare wearable piece of fashion history.
marked a size 36
(varies due to bias-cut design)
Bust: 31-34 inches
Waist: 24-27 inches
Hips: up to 36 inches
Length: 59 inches
This 2004 Christian Dior by John Galliano dress is in wonderful condition with no rips, stains, discoloration or alternations. Closes with zipper AND side covered buttons. Presents beautifully. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.