Galliano for Christian Dior

From John Galliano's first Haute Couture Collection for the House of Dior in 1997.

Exquisitely and elegantly fashioned, like a sculptural work of art, in heavy rich midnight blue silk. Boatneck style gown has a masterfully and meticulously sculptured ruffle encircling hips. It's sculptural silhouette construction harkens back to the days of Charles James.

In his first Couture Collection for Dior, Galliano successfully creates and maintains that famous Dior feminine style while integrating structure of design and the aura of opulence past for which the House of Dior is known. This rare couture Galliano/Dior gown strikes one as classic couture Dior coupled with the vision of Galliano. Galliano's visionary brillance has encouraged him to push the boundaries and traditions while maintaining the House of Dior as a leader in modern fashion.

Gown is in excellent condition; seldom worn; Back zipper closure; fully lined.

Label: Christian Dior Haute Couture E 1997 Paris 20741. Gown is from Dior's Haute Couture Spring Runway Collection 1997.

Measurements: bust: 34"; waist: 28"; hips: 37"; length approx. 63"

Price: $12,000 (U.S.)