2008 Christian Dior by John Galliano Black Beaded Silk High Slit Bias-Cut Gown
An incredibly chic and well-documented Christian Dior black beaded calla lilies one-shoulder silk bias cut gown. This highly coveted 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 dress 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 gown is everything you look for in Galliano era Dior. The alluring asymmetric one-shoulder bodice has the most beautiful calla lilies floral applique design. The intricate beadwork and sequins give the dress a perfect amount of sparkle. I especially love the side covered buttons. Such a nod to 1930's fashion! The slightly trained bias-cut high slit construction emphasizes a woman's seductive shape without adding any bulk or volume to the actual hips. You will reach for this Dior masterpiece anytime you want to feel sensational. Would make a stunning holiday event or wedding guest look! A rare wearable piece of John Galliano fashion history.
Measurements marked a EU 42 (varies due to bias cut) Bust: 34-38 inches Waist: 26-30 inches Hips: up to 42 inches Total Length: 66 inches
This 2008 Christian Dior by John Galliano dress is in beautiful condition with no rips, holes or discoloration. The gown even comes with her unworn Dior store pouch with extra beads/sequins. Closes with stunning covered buttons. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.