2008 Christian Dior by Galliano Leopard Print Silk Beaded Fringe Dress
A super seductive and well-documented Christian Dior leopard print silk chiffon bias-cut dress. This incredibly rare Christian Dior treasure from John Galliano's 2008 spring-summer collection is a perfect example of his genius. Vogue stated about the collection, "Under the guise of twenties-through-forties styling, he laid on a rendering of his signature bias cutting in jazz-age chiffon and thirties charmeuse" and our leopard number definitely embodies that vibe! 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 dress is everything you look for in Galliano era Dior. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; nude lined leopard print silk chiffon with a flattering ruched technique. The sparkling beaded fringe hemline gives the dress a perfect amount of movement. Such a nod to 1920's flapper fashion. The low-cut plunging front bodice has a captivating allure that I find irresistible. The bias-cut construction emphasizes a woman's seductive shape without adding any bulk or volume to the actual hips. You will reach for this Dior anytime you want to look sensational. A rare wearable piece of fashion history.
Measurements (marked a EU 36) Bust: 32-34 inches Waist: 23-25 inches Hips: up to 36 inches Total Length: 53 inches (including fringe)
This 2008 Christian Dior by John Galliano dress is in wonderful condition with no rips, holes or discoloration. Closes with hidden side zipper. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value. We added many pictures so you can appreciate this showstopper.