A breathtaking and truly timeless Givenchy haute couture petal appliqued silk velvet hourglass gown dating back to his 1984 fall/winter runway collection. Givenchy; the name itself evokes glamour, refined elegance, simplicity and style. Givenchy's trademark of sculpted lines and luxurious fabrics make his work easily recognizable. This gorgeous gown is a beautiful museum quality example of his brilliance. The fabric itself is a masterpiece! It's the softest black velvet with hundreds of sparkling crystals adorning silk petals that have been carefully placed over unique cut-outs. The crystals mimic morning dew found on flowers and the end result is beautiful. These three-dimensional petals create the perfect amount of drama to this showstopper. The seductive low cut sweetheart strapless has an impressive boned corset interior structure for perfect fit. The hourglass nipped-waist silhouette finishes this garment off with a perfect nod to 1940's femme fatale design. As shown, we were thrilled to find the original sketch! It is an exquisite piece of wearable custom couture art from one of the most important houses of the modern era. The pictures say it all.
Measurements Bust: 32-33 inches Waist: 25 inches Hips: up to 36 inches Length waist to hem: 10 inches Length waist to hem: 46 inches
This lifetime Givenchy haute couture gown is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working duel hidden side-zipper, inner waist stays and corset boning. The inside is immaculate and all hand-finished. This is a stunning wearable investment piece that will continue to increase in value.