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Balenciaga Runway Floral Print Gown Look #30, Fall 2016
Currently the creative director for the house of Balenciaga, Georgian born designer Demna Gvasalia has a bricolage aesthetic that tends to blend streetwear with arts and crafts. Combining contemporary trendy elements with a late 70s/80s undertone, Gvasalia’s debut collection in Fall 2016 definitely changed the course for the historic house. From that collection, this gown is constructed from various panels of printed silks and rayon fabrics.
The floral prints with vivid tones of peach, sky blue, oranges, and yellows envelop the wearer in a type of garden as the colors mix through drapes and folds like paints on canvas. A shallow V-neckline and an oversized shape fall into a high-low hem that brings the focus to the back.
On the right-back, the dress is constructed similar to a jacket having a boxier silhouette and even a lapel that camouflages across the neckline. On the left, rhythmic seaming pours into an asymmetric train of faded gold and red-violet roses. This look can be seen as look #30 on that season’s runway.
Size estimate: small/medium
Bust: 52 inches
Waist: 70 inches
Hip: 78 inches
Length: 40 inches at shortest - 70 at longest point
Unlined, this dress, due to its silhouette can be won by multiple body types. Undoubtedly gaining presence in motion, the comfortable, lightweight fabric careen off the wearer offering a sense of nostalgia.
Professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed, this dress is in excellent condition. High-quality 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.