Iconic Balenciaga Runway Wool Dress, Fall-Winter 2008-2009

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

From one of the best Balenciaga collections to date, this runway black wool dress is a highly collectible example of Nicolas Ghesquière’s aesthetic. Cut for a close fit, the dress is designed with a flattering peplum at the waist, artfully folded in origami-style. V-neckline and sexy deep front split that reveals a flash of skin as you walk. Labeled a French size 38 (US 4-6), this structured piece runs a little bit small to size.

Fits approx. : US 2-6 / FR 36-38

Measurements (taken flat) :
Width (armpit to armpit) approx. 46 cm (18.1 inches)
Waist approx. 35 cm (13.8 inches)
Length (shoulder to hem) approx. 100 cm (39.4 inches)

This item has been professionally cleaned, pressed & carefully inspected by a couture-trained seamstress before being sold.

Details

  • Period
    21st Century
  • Material Notes
    Wool, Peplum, Zip
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Marked Size
    FR 38 (EU)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    39.4 in. (100 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Geneva, Switzerland
  • Reference Number
    LU5601064482
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2013

Typical response time: 2 hours

Located in Geneva, CH

More from this Seller

Courreges Sleeveless A-Line Maxi Dress
Courreges Sleeveless A-Line Maxi Dress
André Courrèges
This late 60’s - early 70’s black cotton sateen Courreges maxi dress is a great example of the modernist design for which André Courrèges is famous. Of structured A-line silhouette and ...
Chanel Knit & Tulle Mini Dress
Chanel Knit & Tulle Mini Dress
Karl Lagerfeld
Chanel black ribbed stretch mini dress with white pleated knit and black tulle. Three-quarter length tiered ruffle raglan sleeves. The unlined dress features a V-neckline and closes wit...
Valentino Haute Couture Embellished Cocktail Dress, Circa 1960
Valentino Haute Couture Embellished Cocktail Dress...
Valentino
This 60s “attributed to” Valentino haute couture dress is crafted from black and cream soft wool and silk. Having the flattering 60s A-line silhouette with a charming boat neck, the ski...
Alaïa Crochet Knit Dress, Spring-Summer 1992
Alaïa Crochet Knit Dress, Spring-Summer 1992
Azzedine Alaïa
An Alaïa “Little Black Dress” dress will never go out of fashion ! Especially this 1992 viscose knit dress with semi sheer crochet-work detail. Unlined, this piece nips in at the waist...
Balenciaga Haute Couture Moiré Cocktail Dress, Spring-Summer 1963
Balenciaga Haute Couture Moiré Cocktail Dress, Sp...
Cristóbal Balenciaga
This lovely haute couture watered (moiré) silk taffeta dinner/cocktail dress is the ideal "Little Black Dress" for any perfect modern wardrobe. Labelled and numbered 84543, the dress f...
Yves Saint Laurent Blistered Silk Dress
Yves Saint Laurent Blistered Silk Dress
Yves Saint Laurent
This early 90's YSL cocktail dress is an elegant and chic option for any special occasion. Crafted in tactile blistered silk in a striking orange-red hue, the dress features a flatterin...
1960's Silk Chiffon Halterneck Dress
1960's Silk Chiffon Halterneck Dress
A wonderful example of early 60’s couture, this halterneck steel blue dress will fit perfectly for a wedding or any party event ! Constructed both in silk and satin silk, this piece fea...
Jean Muir Maxi Dress
Jean Muir Maxi Dress
Jean Muir
Typical of Jean Muir, this 70’s vivid emerald jersey dress features thirty-two matching fabric covered buttons fastening to the front ! The subtle hourglass silhouette enhances the wais...
Valentino Cocktail Draped Dress
Valentino Cocktail Draped Dress
Valentino
Constructed in rust silk with an ivory paisley pattern, this early 90’s Valentino dress is draped on the left side and features a high neckline. Giving a two pieces illusion, it fastens...
Leonard Printed Maxi Gown
Leonard Printed Maxi Gown
This stunning early 1970's Leonard psychedelic print maxi dress will make a great addition to any modern summer wardrobe. Fuchsia, lilac, pink, turquoise and white make a striking palet...
1950’s Haute Couture Tapestry Beaded Dress
1950’s Haute Couture Tapestry Beaded Dress
A rare example of 50’s Egyptian haute couture, at the time Egypt was a constitutional monarchy, this feminine “Miss Egypt” dress is crafted in a flowery tapestry that is sculptural and ...
Alaïa Crochet Knit Dress, Spring-Summer 1992
Alaïa Crochet Knit Dress, Spring-Summer 1992
Azzedine Alaïa
Vibrant 1992 Alaïa red viscose knit dress with semi sheer crochet-work detail. Unlined, this piece nips in at the waist, features a V-neckline and has hidden snap closure shorts under ...