Sold - BALENCIAGA by Nicolas Ghesquière 2005 Ikat Paisley Silk & Lace Peasant Maxi Dress Size XS

This rare and very sought after Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière dress from 2005 is truly a work of art.

It features a relaxed and flowy a-line cut which makes it a perfect summer holiday dress and is crafted from two breezy layers of fine silk with the bottom layer being a fine silk satin and the top layer a slightly transparent silk crêpe georgette. Both layers fetaure a very beautiful detailed colourful paisley and ikat print as well as solid sky blue parts, and the transparency of the georgette creates a very appealing visual effect together with the lustrous satin underneath.

The dress features a delicate black lace halterneck with a widely scooped neckline and patterned appliqués at the front right next to the lace. It then flares out in a wide a-line with intricate ruffles and an irreglar high-low handkerchief hemline that varies from mini-length at the center front to almost floor-length at the back. The dress is very beautifully made and of top-notch craftsmanship. It closes with a row of hidden snap buttons and several hooks and eyes at the side. 100% silk. Made in France.

Kate Moss was seen wearing a similar Balenciaga dress from the same collection.

Excellent, minimal signs of general wear, nothing detracting or particular.

Tagged "F 36" - fits true to size and equates to a D 34, I 40, US 2-4, UK 8, XS

MEASUREMENTS (laid flat)
Bust 42,0 cm/16.5"
Waist free
Hip free
Length approx. 90,0 cm/35.4" at the front and 144,0 cm/56.7" at the back