2001 John Galliano Red Chrysanthemum Floral Appliqué Black Silk Chiffon Bias-Cut Gown
A truly sensational and highly coveted John Galliano red floral appliquéd black silk chiffon bias-cut slip gown dating back to his fall-winter 2001 collection. These early examples of his work are very collectable and are becoming incredibly hard to find. As you can see his own label mirrored his work at Christian Dior during the same time. Vogue stated about this collection, "John Galliano is certainly in great form this season, and we're not talking about his newly buff physique. After his triumphant Dior tour de force, Galliano showed an inventive, sophisticated and—dare we say it?—wearable collection for his signature label." 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 early Galliano fashion. The fabric used are sensational; a flattering light-weight stretch silk chiffon that hugs the body perfectly. He then appliqués stunning large-scale red chrysanthemum flowers all around the skirting and the result is truly breathtaking. The floral print graphic has almost a stained glass effect with shades of green and purple also shining through. My favorite design element is the gorgeous floral cutwork around the shoulder straps which frames the bodice beautifully. These straps can sit high or slightly off-shoulder for a most seductive look. The sculpted bias-cut skims the hips while creating a stunning hourglass shape. A rare wearable piece of fashion history.
Measurements Marked a European 38 (varies due to bias-cut) Bust: 32-35 inches Waist: 23-26 inches Hips: up to 36 inches Total Length: 62 inches
This 2001 fall/winter John Galliano designer gown is in beautiful condition with no rips, stains or holes. A wonderful investment piece that will only increase in value.