2002 Christian Dior by Galliano Novelty Candy Print Silk Bias-Cut Gown
A simply stunning and whimsical Christian Dior candy and ice cream novelty logo print sheer silk bias-cut gown. This rare Christian Dior treasure from John Galliano's celebrated 2002 spring-summer collection is a perfect example of his genius. Vogue stated that, "This was not the first time Dior has gone globetrotting, but Galliano injected, as always, new energy into his ethnic excursions. His bias-cut silk and lace dresses, embroidered jackets and sheer tops will work better than ever in this season of unbridled romanticism." 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! The fabric itself is a masterpiece; an ethereal 'sweets and treats' logo CD candy print on a beautiful light-blue silk chiffon. The seductive low-cut draped bodice that flows into a back sash tie has an effortless vibe that I find irresistible. Closes with elegant side covered buttons. Such a nod to 1930's design. The asymmetric tiered ruffle skirting gives the gown a perfect amount of edge. A flattering bias-cut shape with slight train floats around the ground in a ultra flattering hourglass. This construction emphasizes a woman's seductive shape without adding any bulk or volume to the actual hips. This is the type of dress you will reach for anytime you want to be noticed. A rare wearable piece of fashion history.
Measurements (marked a EU 44) Bust: 36-40 inches Waist: 27-31 inches Hips: up to 44 inches Length: 60 inches (not including train)
This 2002 Christian Dior by John Galliano gown is in wonderful condition with no rips, holes or alternations. Fully lined in matching pale-blue silk. Only sign of wear is a few faint little spots by the bottom hemline which is not noticeable when worn. Please message for detailed pictures. Presents beautifully. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value. We added many pictures so you can appreciate this showstopper.