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Christian Dior Galliano Golden Brown Turquoise Velvet Floral Devore Dress 2005
The French house of Dior is known for its long legacy of refined and traditionally sophisticated couture. Known for his hyper-deconstructionist styles and theatrical shows, creative director John Galliano turned to Edwardian inspired designs for his 2005 Winter collection, which featured ruffled gowns and sheer fabrics, a poetic tribute to Mr. Dior in honor of his 100th birthday celebration.
From that year, this stunning dress is a fine example of what makes Dior unique. Done in a blend of silk, metal, and viscose, this dress is a rich study of color and texture. Evoking the elegance of a Grecian gown, this dress features a golden brown and turquoise velvet floral devore with a golden silk ribbon for added contrast. The gradual shift from the velvet of the bodice to the sheer viscose of the skirt gives this dress an added charm while the diagonal lines of the shoulder and hip create a pleasing rhythm throughout.
Size: FR: 40 US6/8
Size estimate: Medium
Bust: up to 38 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Hips: 36 inches
Length: 36 inches
The dress begins with a deeply cut diagonal neckline, the velvet draping beautifully from a twist at the shoulder, while a wide silk ribbon that is threaded through the dress rests on the opposite shoulder, framing the bodice. The asymmetrically gathered waist features ruching at one hip that creates a beautiful oversized drape at the other side of the skirt, adding drama and fullness to the otherwise columnar silhouette of the dress, the viscose hem reaching several inches above the knee.
The threaded ribbon reaches past the hem, up through the bodice and over the shoulder at the front and back of the dress in a continuous loop, creating a diagonal line of its own to complement the gathered drape on the opposite hip, while emphasizing ruching throughout the dress. An excellent addition to the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe, this romantic dress is the perfect choice for a wedding or special occasion.
In excellent condition, this 2005 Dior dress has been professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed. The dress has an attached interior brown spaghetti strap slip, and closes with the small velvet covered buttons on the side. 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.