Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cheaper than Balmain

If you have been paying any attention to the looks coming out of Balmain, you know what we are talking about. The dress below is by Vicky Tiel. It is a ruched black and gold viscose tube dress with a sweetheart neckline. The neckline is an exaggerated deep sweetheart that has wiring all around to hold the structured shape. The entire dress is covered in gold paillettes and the interior is lined in black satin. Seriously, this could very well have been from this season's Balmain collection. We have a feeling when they were working on inspiration for the current collection, they may have taken a few tips from past Vicky Tiel and Fabrice designs.

Vicky Tiel black and gold tube dress with deep sweetheart neckline, c.1980. Marked size 38, contemporary size 4.
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