A beautifully detailed silk satin dress with silk tulle and French lace detailing, this is the 'Marthe' design from one of the JFD 2014 collections. With it's drop waist design it is reminiscent of the designs of the 1920s.
It has a camisole style bodice with dropped waist and spaghetti straps, which is constructed of a supple 100% silk satin in an antique ivory shade. There is a slightly bloused over-bodice in the same silk satin which is edged with a delicate dangling guipure lace trim, and opens at the front to reveal the intricate lace embellished front of the under-bodice.
The skirt has a longer lace-edged layer of the gossamer fine silk tulle over an ivory silk satin under-layer which has a shell-tucked hem to match the over-bodice neckline. There are has floating side panels of the silk satin, weighted front and back with beautiful handmade rosettes of silk satin rouleau centred with beaded stamen.
There is a separate sash of ivory silk chiffon. The dress closes with a concealed side zip and is fully lined in silk.
Everywhere you look on this dress there is exquisite detail!
This is a completely unique design, the only one of its kind, and a real future heirloom piece. It has only been used for a couple of photo shoots, and is in excellent clean condition, with just one or two very minor 'smudges' to the lining.
This is one of the studio samples, which occasionally get sold off at a fraction of the original cost (60-75% reduction) at intervals to make way for fabulous new creations. (Unfortunately these are all generally in the smaller sizes, UK6-10)
Owing to the unique nature of these samples I don't offer returns, so please be sure to check the measurements below before buying. These are the measurements of the adjustable mannequin, set to the highest figures the dress will comfortably accommodate.
We do ship internationally, and I have included some figures for a few of the more popular destinations, but if your country is not listed please get in touch for an accurate shipping quote before buying. Please be aware that there may be import tax payable at point of entry according to local tax laws.
Bust; up to 35" maximum, shown with mannequin set to 34"
Waist; up to 27" max, shown with mannequin set to 26"
Hips; up to 35" max, shown with mannequin set to 35"
Shoulder to hem of satin layer; 50"
Shoulder to hem of lace-edged tulle layer; 57"
**You can see a couple of images of this gown on a model in the home page gallery **