1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Suede & Lace Bias-Cut Gown w/ Jacket
Breathtaking Christian Dior laser-cut suede and chantilly lace bias-cut gown with matching jacket that cost well over $30,000 when new. Dior is probably the best known name in high fashion since the late 1940's. This stunning Christian Dior documented runway dress ensemble from John Galliano's iconic 1999 fall-winter collection is a perfect example of why this couture house has stood the test of time. John Galliano is widely considered one of the most innovative and influential fashion designers of the early twenty-first century. He mingled his references in often surprising juxtapositions to create extravagant yet intricately engineered and meticulously tailored clothes. This gown is everything you look for in Galliano era Dior! I love the high quality light brown laser-cut suede mixed with the delicate ivory white chantily-lace. Such a chic nod to 1930's design. The seductive low-cut plunge bodice has a lingerie vibe that I find irresistible. The flattering bias-cut shape flows into a stunning skirting flounce. This construction emphasizes a woman's seductive shape without adding any bulk or volume to the actual hips. The matching blazer is a statement piece in it's own right. Love those lean, long sleeves and nipped waist. This is the type of look you will reach for anytime you want to be noticed. A rare wearable piece of fashion history.
Measurements Gown (marked a EU 40) Bust: 34-36 inches Waist: 26-28 inches Hips: up to 38 inches Total Length: 62 inches Jacket (marked a EU 36) Bust: 34-36 inches Waist: 28 inches Sleeve Length: 23 inches Total Length: 21 inches
This 1999 documented runway Christian Dior by John Galliano gown ensemble is in wonderful condition with no rips, stains or holes. Jacket is fully lined in matching ivory silk, the gown lined in more of a nude color due to sheer laser-cut construction. The gown looks to have sides gussets added to enlarge the cup side. Presents beautifully and can be removed if desired. Please message for detailed pictures. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.