John Galliano Corset-Laced Damask and Mongolian Lamb Bias Gown, 2002

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

Part of Galliano's eponymous collection, this gown was worn on the runway by Alek Wek in 2002. A sculptural statement piece, it demonstrates Galliano's "more is more" design philosophy in color, pattern, fabric and embellishment and stands in a class by itself.

Bias cut mermaid gown with 17 deep skirt gores for maximum ankle sweep. Gown hangs from a lattice of fringed pom-pom trim crisscrossed at bust to form shoulder straps; corset-style lace-up front and back with 40” tails tipped in coyote. Fringe crisscrosses again across front and rear hips to accentuate hourglass shape. 26 covered loop button closure plus top hook and eye at left seam; unlined.

fabric: metallic silk damask, coyote fur, Mongolian lamb fur
noteworthy: dry clean only
alterations: none
condition: mint


measurements:

neckline opening: 8 ¼” from inside strap edge to edge
bust: 34”
waist: 30”
hips: to 38”
length: 66” from shoulder (including 8” Mongolian lamb trim)
sweep: 202”
hem: 2 ½”

label: John Galliano
size: no size tag present; comparable to modern size extra small - small due to forgiving bias cut

Details

  • Designer
    John Galliano
  • Brand
    John Galliano
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
    2000-2009
  • Material Notes
    Damask, Lamb, Lame, Silk, Weave, Changeante, Iridescent, Paisley, Fringe, Laces
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Marked Size
    comparable to XS - S (US)
  • Seller Location
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Reference Number
    LU86433329593
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2017

Typical response time: 1 hour

Located in Phoenix, AZ

More from this Seller

Mary McFadden Numbered Couture Jeweled Keyhole Back Gown, 1980s
Mary McFadden Numbered Couture Jeweled Keyhole Bac...
Mary McFadden, Mary McFadden Evening Dresses and Gowns
“Modesty, what elegance!” said Coco Chanel. McFadden reiterates with a statuesque gown that evokes Greek goddess-like femininity but reveals nothing except a keyhole in the center back....
Paul-Louis Orrier Asymmetrical Exposed Leg Evening Gown, 1980s
Paul-Louis Orrier Asymmetrical Exposed Leg Evening...
Paul-Louis Orrier, Paul-Louis Orrier Evening Dresses and Gowns
Like his contemporaries Thierry Mugler, Claude Montana and Azzedine Alaïa, Paul-Louis Orrier pushed trends to their furthest interpretation, using exaggerated shapes and angles in his d...
Pale Blue Hollywood Regency Chiffon and Lace Peignoir, 1930s
Pale Blue Hollywood Regency Chiffon and Lace Peign...
Evening Dresses and Gowns
To find a matching nightgown and bed jacket of such featherweight chiffon in perfect condition is unheard of, yet here is proof. In soft cornflower blue, the body-skimming set balances ...
Egyptian Revival Black Chiffon Blouson Dress with Metal Eyelets, 1924
Egyptian Revival Black Chiffon Blouson Dress with ...
Evening Dresses and Gowns
A dress that went around the world in 1924, this unusual frock features metal eyelets that gently chime when the wearer moves. An exotic masterpiece worthy of Callot Soeurs or Paquin. ...
Red Floral Renaissance Peplum Cocktail Dress, 1960s
Red Floral Renaissance Peplum Cocktail Dress, 1960...
Evening Dresses and Gowns
Less a peplum and more a Renaissance-era farthingale, this dress's midsection uses an optical illusion to slim the waist and hips by comparison. Entrance- AND exit-making. Vintage slee...
Voluminous Fully-Sequined Circle Dress with Graduated Hemline, 1950s
Voluminous Fully-Sequined Circle Dress with Gradua...
Evening Dresses and Gowns
With so much to love about this dress, it's hard to know where to begin! Besides its hard-to-find larger size, we love how the hemline gently slopes longer in the back. The scrolling se...
Ceil Chapman Velvet and Quilted Brocade Shirtwaist Dress, 1960s
Ceil Chapman Velvet and Quilted Brocade Shirtwaist...
Ceil Chapman, Ceil Chapman Day Dresses
Painfully good, from its rich color to its quilted skirt to its crisp A-line silhouette. The alluring keyhole neckline can be worn closed during the day and open at night for two differ...
Oleg Cassini Rose Gold Bead and Sequin Illusion Gown, 1990s
Oleg Cassini Rose Gold Bead and Sequin Illusion Go...
Oleg Cassini, Oleg Cassini Evening Dresses and Gowns
Achingly similar to Sharon Stone’s nude Bob Mackie gown in “Casino,” this power gown covers all the naughty bits with a solid crust of rose gold sequins, silver beads and rhinestone nug...
Pat Sandler Black Illusion Crochet Maxi Gown, late 1960s
Pat Sandler Black Illusion Crochet Maxi Gown, late...
Pat Sandler, Pat Sandler Evening Dresses and Gowns
Nearly identical to the louche white crochet maxi dress made famous by Jane Birkin, this frock is both a little bit hippie and a little bit rock and roll. The banded neckline and column...
Pink and Gold Jacquard A-Line Dress and Coat Set - Jacome Estate, 1960s
Pink and Gold Jacquard A-Line Dress and Coat Set -...
Suits, Outfits and Ensembles
The spit-and-image of an early Oleg Cassini, this is the kind of well-bred ensemble a young Jackie Kennedy would have worn for official visits in 1962. Its sharp A-line silhouette and h...
Bespoke Tie Dye Silk Sari and Veil with Crystal Brooch, 1960s
Bespoke Tie Dye Silk Sari and Veil with Crystal Br...
Evening Dresses and Gowns
From a collection of bespoke saris, tunics and cholis, this 2-piece set balances soothing colors with an explosive tie dye pattern, which is commonly worn in India during the monsoons. ...
Parisian Debutante Sapphire Halter Gown with Tabletop Skirt, 1950s
Parisian Debutante Sapphire Halter Gown with Table...
Evening Dresses and Gowns
Worn by a well-to-do young Parisian at her debutante ball, which included a pre-party on a Seine-docked yacht. The convertible halter neck adds real-world practicality, but the jaw-dro...