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Givenchy Tisci Black Beaded Chantilly Lace Capelet Gown Pre-Fall 2017
Riccardo Tisci revamped the normally structured, streamlined version of Givenchy by introducing a panoply of color and texture to the design aesthetic. His Scandinavian inspired 2017 Pre-Fall collection for Givenchy was arranged in three categories: fashion, classic, and urban. Featuring mirror embellishments, mandala prints, and bold flounces alongside embroidered coats, lace pants, and collegiate tracksuits, Tisci broadened Givenchy’s range while delivering powerful, relaxed silhouettes that continue to resonate.
As seen as look #10 on that season’s runway, this incredible gown was highlighted by Vogue and WWD among other publications as a standout from the collection. Done in black Chantilly lace, this gown is alluring and sophisticated at once. The bodice begins with a high neckline and an attached lace capelet overlay that creates spiraling angel sleeves.
The upper half of the capelet is cut-out in the shape of a star at the front and back of the bodice before curving outwards to follow the natural lines of the body, giving the eye something new to appreciate at each angle. Edged in black satin and adorned with a fringe of shiny black teardrop-shaped beads, the capelet adds depth and volume to the otherwise columnar silhouette of the gown.
Size estimate: Small (no size tag)
Bust: up to 34 inches
Waist: 24 inches can stretch to 27 inches
Hips: up to 37 inches
Length: 58 inches
The bodice is fitted throughout and features black satin piping that curves from the bust to the hips, visually cinching the waist. At the back of the dress, a V shaped panel of net lace with a large floral pattern accentuates the hips before trailing down the center back of the maxi-length skirt, elongating the legs while adding a welcome note of drama.
The neckline, hem, and piping detail along the front of the bodice and back of the skirt are also adorned with black teardrop-shaped beads that glitter and catch the light, elevating this gown to a work of art. A seductive and timeless addition to the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe, this beautiful gown is meant for the spotlight and is the perfect choice for a wedding, gala, or special occasion.
This Givenchy gown is unlined and closes with a concealed back zip. The accompanying nude silk charmeuse slip is not attached, allowing this gown to be styled with any color slip to change up the look. In excellent condition with one issue to note*, this dress has never been worn and was purchased on Net-a-Porter in 2017 for $10,525.00.
*There is a small tear on the net portion of the lace at the back of the dress, which can be seen in the featured images and highlighted in the last image. 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.