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Chloé Stella McCartney Silk Slip Dress Shawl Set, 1990s
The Stella McCartney era is marked as one of the best creative moment of Chloé’s design history. Known for her attention to detail and delicate usage of feminine silhouettes and fabrics, McCartney’s designs have come to set an unspoken standard for the house. From the Spring 1998 collection, this empire waisted dress is done in a mysterious steel blue silk with an intermittent lily print that introduces hints of crimson, green, and dark blue tones.
On the bodice, micro-pleating in the style of Fortuny provide depth and contrasting texture to the otherwise simple dress silhouette as a waist detail of the same pleating balances this contrast. The pointed handkerchief hem adds some edge to the design that compliments the dainty straps at the top making the overall design seem whimsical yet present. This design also comes with a matching shawl that has satin stripes to mimic the pleating on the skirt. The shawl elevates this simply elegant dress to an unabashed, high-fashion evening piece with a hint of vintage charm.
Size estimate: Medium
Bust: 36 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Hips: 36 inches
Length: 40-48 inches
Length: 80 inches
Width: 26 inches
The dress is lined only at the bodice and closes at the low back with silver square buttons and loops. The dress is unworn, and comes new with the tags while the shawl is in very good condition and 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.