Thursday, July 17, 2008

Gone Fishing!

Maybe you, our loyal fans of the Decades blog, can help us get some information on this lovely Givenchy gown? We are not sure if it was designed by John Galliano, who took over after Hubert de Givenchy retired in 1995, or, if it was designed by Alexander McQueen who helmed the house from 1996-2001. The original owner simply can't remember which of these two terrific talents designed her dress during their respective brief stints at Givenchy. If anyone could let us know which designer can take responsiblity for this fantastic gown, we would be most appreciated.

Now the good stuff, this gown is constructed of nude colored chiffon with a white fishnet layer over it. The gown is a 1930's inspired fishtail silhouette with a bustier top and two shoulder straps of the same material. This is a very classic Hollywood Glamour silhouette that The House of Givenchy updated for today's sensibilities. This piece is in perfect condition and appears to have been unused. A fishtail in fishnet, who among you is going to be caught by this one?

UPDATE: A few of our wonderful readers have suggested this dress is by Julien McDonald for Givenchy. We've emailed Julien photos and are waiting for confirmation as he is on Holiday at present.

Givenchy nude chiffon fishtail fishnet gown, c.1990's. Contemporary size 4.

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