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Balenciaga Ghesquière Pre-Fall 2007 Silk Maxi Dress


Credited with revitalizing Balenciaga during his 15-year tenure as creative director, designer Nicolas Ghesquière introduced modern, minimalist designs to a house famous for its sculptural silhouettes. The new Balenciaga look delivered by Ghesquière, as described in a 2007 article for the New York Times was “... lean, seemingly energized with French street cool, relentlessly sharp in its concept.”

From his 2007 Pre-Fall Collection, this maxi dress is a special, hard-to-come-by collector’s piece. Resort and Pre-Fall pieces are always produced in smaller quantities, so this dress is a rare find to begin with. Done entirely in silk, this exquisite gown exudes a minimalist ’90s aesthetic that is luxurious and street chic at once.

The black silk is interspersed throughout with sections of colorful silk featuring an abstract floral print in shades of blue, green, red, persimmon, yellow, and brown, which brings a vibrant allure to this masterfully constructed garment.

Size: Small

The sleeveless design begins with two gold-beaded spaghetti straps at each shoulder and a plunging V neckline, evoking the elegance of a Grecian gown. The central panel of the dress is gathered and draped to perfection, while tiers of black and colorful silk towards the bottom of the skirt add extra volume and femininity.

The skirt falls from a U shape beneath the bust to a maxi length at the ankles and is made from lots of fabric that moves beautifully with the wearer. The back of the dress is its own risque affair, with a revealing gathered central panel at the back of the bodice that flows seamlessly into the skirt, which accentuates the natural lines of the body.

A sensual addition to the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe, this beautiful Balenciaga gown is the perfect choice for a summer wedding or special occasion, and can easily be styled with strappy heels and statement accessories.

This vintage Balenciaga dress simply slips on over the head for easy wear. A length of colorful silk at the waist can be tied in multiple ways, allowing for versatile styling. In excellent condition, it has been professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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