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Chloé Stella McCartney F/W 2001 Draped Silk Face Corset Dress


Stella McCartney’s designs are noted for their simple elegance that at times bring in quirky elements to add a degree of fun. As a designer, McCartney plays with proportion and line in order to achieve some stunning effects even through simple garments. Her 2001 Fall/Winter collection for Chloé explored couture-inspired silhouettes and glam street clothes, in line with her reputation for delivering refined, youthful looks.

As seen as looks #4 and #6 on that season’s runway, this flawless corset dress is a rare find. Done in a light nude silk, it is cut and draped to perfection. The sleeveless design begins with an elegant bateau neckline and a boned corset that extends from the top of the ribs to the hips. Drawing inspiration from Asian culture, it features a hand-painted face of an Asian female with a bold red lip at the front of the waist.

Size: 40 FR

Size estimate: Medium

The asymmetrically draped skirt falls from pleats at the bodice to a midi length just below knee, adding a delicate fullness to the otherwise columnar silhouette of the dress that is nothing short of exquisite. A sensational addition to the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe, this Chloé dress is the perfect choice for a wedding, evening soiree, or special occasion and can easily be styled with statement heels and accessories.

This limited-edition Chloé by Stella McCartney dress is unlined and closes with a concealed side zip. In very good condition with some light wear to the fabric, it has been professionally eco-dry cleaned and pressed. The smudging around the border of the hand-painted face is part of the design. 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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